Hike #3 of our 2016 Montana trip: As my knee has slowly started to heal, we decided to embark on more epic day hike: Pine Creek Trail just outside of Livingston, MT. This hike took us through beautiful alpine country, along a creek, past a couple waterfalls, and ended at a spectacular lake at over 9000 ft. The trek was 9.6 miles long, and had an elevation gain of over 3400 ft.
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Almost back to the trailhead, attempting to make good time so we can beat the nasty weather that is hot on our heels. In this picture is @celine, the third of my favourite hiking girls.
Pine Creek Lake was beautiful. And cold. @mypictograph got it in his mind that he was going to attempt to swim in it. I suggested he try wading first. After about 30 seconds he was unable to feel anything below the knees, thus he decided against it.
A young couple who had camped here for the night gave us some left-over Cutthroat trout they had just caught and roasted in the coals of a nearby fire. It was some of the most delicious fish we have tasted in a long time.