Hiking the Hogback

The wind and elevation made for a memorable 3 mile hike today, just  10 minutes drive south from Livingston, MT.  A cold front, accompanied by significant winds speeds, made for a force-of-the-storm climb up the ridge of this rocky shoulder rippling across the green valley below.  I spent 45 minutes hiking up and wasn’t at the top of the ridge yet.  Here are some photos,  a 360 degree video , map, and elevation profile of the hike. Look for the three huge silos to get there. There aren’t many places in the US where you can get this kind of rapid elevation right out of the car, surrounded by 10,000′ plus mountains.

Trail and Elevation Profile of The Hogback

About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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3 Responses to Hiking the Hogback

  1. Rockdawg69 says:

    Nice views UT. How were the temps? When are you heading home?


  2. Robert says:

    Tom, Sounds like you and Marcia are having lots of fun, like the pics, take care and safe travels. Robert


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