Drinking Horse Trail

Friday dawned another fine day and with a couple of hours to spare before resuming the endless task of unpacking boxes, we decided to return to Drinking Horse Trail. We’d hiked this once before, but my post of that walk went off to points unknown, never, apparently, to be seen again.  So, this will be a pictorial mashup of two walks.

Just across Bridger Rd. from The M, Drinking Horse is a 2.8 mile round trip.  Here, again, there’s an gentle rise path and a steeper route.  We chose the gentler path and then came down the steeper, shorter route, which is mighty steep in places…in my estimation.  We do meet young mums walking up this route, toting babes in backpacks and having  actual conversations. Oh me, oh my.

Trail head sign and my walking buddies and…

…more beautiful fall scenery.

Both days were perfect walking days…

Looking back down at the trail.

And, where we were headed.

Looking back, toward Bozeman.

While it’s a good climb, it’s short.  There’s a very welcome picnic table at the top, which is where I always plop down, rest and just admire this beautiful state that we now call home.

A good time was had, each time, by all.

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About walksandrambles

My love of walking began in 2005, when, travelling with my Girl Scout troop to Switzerland, I joined a group of Norwegians for a day, to walk up Elsignenalp. I wasn't at all sure I could make it, but the guide was kind and through her encouragement, started out. It was an all-day affair for me and I was always the last one, but this didn't matter a bit...I'd found my new love! No photos exist for this...the camera went missing on a train...but I remember toasting myself with a cup of tea from my thermos at the top...it was a day of tough work and pure pleasure. If you walk, you know what I mean!
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