Mount Ellis, Gallatin County, Montana

July 17, 2009 at 4:22 pm 2 comments

Mt Ellis Summit Cheeseburger photo

Sam, Mike, and Maya dog atop Mt Ellis, Gallatin County, Montana – July 16th, 2009

Sam finished his work at 15:00, got home, met Mike and Maya dog, they grabbed their packs and the eleven essentials (that’s the ten essentials plus cheeseburgers) and hit the road for the 20 minute drive to the Bear Canyon trailhead.

Mount Ellis summit loop

The route is a nice loop. Good trail in a loop travels out to the base of Mt Ellis where we departed for the summit ridge and summit proper.

Mt Ellis survey marker

Two and a half hours and over 3,000 feet of vert. later the summit provided grandiose views of the surrounding Gallatin, Bridger, Madison, and Absaroka mountain ranges. A haze in the sky thwarted views of the Crazy, Beartooth, and Tobacco Root ranges.

Mt Ellis summit view

The camera was placed, cheeseburgers distributed, and the nomming of White Castle sliders begun.

Maya nomming some White Castle

We enjoyed the summit for ten or twenty minutes then descended back to the loop trail for the return trip to the trailhead. The complete photo set of this Summit Cheeseburger expedition can be found on my Flickr page.

Entry filed under: Montana Summits.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sirloinofbeef  |  July 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I couldn’t believe your post until I saw the USGS marker. Nice work. Looks like great summer weather in Montana!


  • 2. samh  |  July 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    My lungs were a pumpin’ – – proof enough to me that I climbed it!


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To encourage, enable, and document the consumption of a Cheeseburger on every summit on earth.
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