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Last week, my friend Ed Johnson and I hiked up to The Hidden Lakes chain in Gallatin National Forest of Southwest Montana for a quick overnighter to enjoy the scenery and to test some gear for BPL. The trailhead is 6 miles off the main road, and the drive up offers beautiful scenery as you bounce along on a very bumpy and rocky road (really not recommend for vehicles with low clearance). The Hidden Lakes chain is an easy 3-mile, 1000 ft elevation-gain hike from the trailhead that crosses through a healthy alpine forest scattered with deadfall.


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    • Cooking and Meals

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