We intended to climb Granite Peak, Montana's highest summit over Labor Day, but the fire season had other plans. After an evening in Red Lodge we decided instead to summit nearby Whitetail Peak. It was nearly as high, but more of a scramble than a climb.
Michael, his friend Eric and I made the journey. The highlight of this climb for me was oddly enough not the summit but the wonderous lake we camped at with a perfect name "September Morn." More alpine lakes should be badged so eloquently.
Yes, there are two photo albums. Here's why.