Andesite Mountain, Montana

July 25, 2007 at 7:30 am Leave a comment

After yesterday’s double black diamond ascent of Lone Mountain, I hucked myself out of bed and jibbed my way up the resort’s terrain park to the summit of Andesite Mountain. Along the way I met up with 3 deer browsing on the slope’s vegetation. The locals talked about the bears in the area, who I didn’t want to meet, so I stayed in the middle of the run (paranoid?). But I did spy some bear scat – I think – so perhaps they are more real than Killer Mountain Beavers.

The summit of Andesite Mountain is a pile of rocks of igneous origin, more specifically, andesite (surprise!). While this was a short, pleasant summer hike, during ski season you could take the Ramcharger lift up to the Pinnacle at Big Sky restaurant, order a Cheeseburger and take a 30 second hike to the summit. A warm Cheeseburger on a summit – a novel idea?

I took an easy descent (green) from the summit back to the base area. Later, the family and I took a Man vs. Wild hike up the Moose Tracks trail where we browsed wild raspberries, strawberries, currants, and whortleberries.

sirloinofbeef – Andesite Mountain (8,800 ft.), Madison County, Montana

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