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Grannyhiker
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PostTue Jan 29, 2019 1:17 pm 
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I was at Jasper and Banff in the summer 40 years ago and it was crowded!  We had to camp in a packed overflow area (recently lumbered and definitely not pretty) in Jasper, and Lake Louise was wall-to-wall.

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PostTue Jan 29, 2019 6:10 pm 
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Aero Lakes in the Beartooths. Lakes at 10,000', chunky 2lb. brooks and cuts. Fish a day, peak bag next. Glacier Peak, Villard (12 thou) in reach. Non technical scrambles. Or, if you have the background and the southwest couloir (considerably harder, more exposure than other peaks mentioned) is melted out, Granite Peak is nearby. Approach from Cooke City. Maybe 8 mile hike in, +1,000'. I'd double check the fishing (call Cooke City folks) if this interests you, my knowledge is 15 years back.
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PostFri Feb 01, 2019 4:02 pm 
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Several large bears known to be in the vicinity!

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PostWed Feb 13, 2019 9:38 am 
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Thanks for the advice! The only point of reference I have is a trip I did starting at Benchmark. I hiked south 11 mile from Benchmark up the Straight River and spent a few days hiking and exploring the Scapegoat area. Much of the timber had been burned and there was not enough water to support trout big enough to catch. Do you have any perspective on how your recommendations compare to the Scapegoat area?

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PostWed Feb 13, 2019 1:15 pm 
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I was the Wilderness Ranger for the Seeley portion of the Scapegoat from 1986-89.
In 89 the whole place burned to the ground. 268,000 acres. I left.
Much of the Bob burned around that time as well but not quite as wide spread.
But out of Benchmark the "Mosaic" fire pattern prevails. It is a patchwork.

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