Before sharing the photos. Here is a summary of the hike: The Hyalite Creek Trail is the premier hike in the entire Bozeman area. The trail passes eleven waterfalls in a deep canyon with massive cliff walls and majestic peaks. The hike ends at Hyalite Lake, a high mountain alpine lake in a horseshoe - shaped basin. The lake is surrounded by the craggy peaks of Fridley Peak and Hyalite Peak.
This is our map of our hike. We started at Hyalite Creek and went to Hyalite Lake.
Grotto Falls (Megan & I)
Apex Falls (Steven & I)
Champagne Falls was so surreal that we stayed here and ate our lunch.
The log footbridge we had to cross to get over Hyalite Creek below the base of the Apex Falls.
An Enormous Mushroom upside down with it's stump off.
Grotto Falls (Megan & Nick)
Close up of Hyalite Lake with Fridley Peak
Our view entering Hyalite Lake
U - Shaped Canyon
Shower Falls (Megan, Steven, Peanut (dog), and I)
S'Il Vous Falls
Just another great view of what you'll see.
This is what the path looked like about the last two miles.
Needless to say, today has been a much needed rest day. It's been hard going up and down stairs. So I wanted to get this posted and get back up the stairs. That way I didn't have to walk anymore (ha,ha). Last week we walked 7.2 miles. I will be posting those soon.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. As you can see we surely did. Shawn :)