Planned Itinerary

As usual, the plan doesn't always come off without a hitch. This is how I hope it all goes down

Saturday
8/3
  • Departure day
  • Bob drives up from Oostburg to Manitowoc, parks vehicle at my vacant house
  • On the road by 5 AM at the latest
  • Manitowoc, WI > La Crosse, WI > Sioux Falls, MN > Chamberlain, SD > Rapid City, SD > Buffalo, WY
  • Motel room in Buffalo
Sunday
8/4
  • Breakfast at Pistol Pete's, home of the big ass breakfast burrito
  • Cross the Bighorns, route TBD
  • Cody, WY
  • Chief Joseph Scenic HIghway
  • Beartooth Highway > National Forest Service campground
  • Wisconsin dinner of bratwurst, potato salad, beans and beer for dinner at camp
Monday
8/5
  • Possibly to Cooke City and Bearclaw Bob's for breakfast
  • To Clay Butte trailhead
  • Begin hike on trail to T Lake > Lonesome or Abandoned Lake
Tuesday
8/6
  • Continue off trail to Abaondoned Lake > Golden Lake > Cloverleaf Lakes >Triskele Lake
Wednesday
8/7
  • Continue off trail to Donelson Lake > Maryott Lake > Crystal Lake > Pliedes Lakes > Flatrock Lake
Thursday
8/8
  • Dayhike/Lazy Day/Weather day
  • Continue off Trail to Alp Lake
Friday
8/9
  • Continue off trail to Castle Lake > Summerville Lake > Green Lake > Lake Elaine > Jorden Lake
Saturday
8/10
  • Continue on unofficial trail to Shrimp Lake > Picket Lake > Otter Lake > Mariane Lake > Wand Lake
Sunday
8/11
  • Continue off trail to Cradle Lake > Lake of the Clouds > Fossil Lake >Fossil Lake > Fulcrum Lake
Monday
8/12
  • Continue off trail to Skull Lake > Fizzle Lake > Rough Lake
  • Rendezvous with Keith and Randy below point 10952 at the Rough Lake inlet stream
Tuesday
8/13
  • Continue off trail to the Skytop Lakes
  • Dayhike/lazy day/weather day
Wednesday
8/14
  • Ccontinue off trail to Upper Aero Lake > Lower Aero Lake
Thursday
8/15
  • Find trail at Lower Aero Lake > Zimmer Creek
Friday
8/16
  • Up early, hike out on trail to Lady of the Lake > Lady of the Lake trailhead
  • Lunch in Cooke City
  • Return tothe trusty Rav4 at Clay Butte trailhead
  • Traverse the Beartooth Highway to Red Lodge
  • Shower at Red Lodge KOA
  • Begin the drive home via Billings, MT > Glendive, MT > Bismarck, ND
  • Motel in Bismarck???
Saturday
8/17
  • Complete drive home via Fargo, ND > Fergus Falls, MN > MSP > Chippewa Falls, Wi > Green Bay
  • Arrive home by 8 PM
Sunday
8/18
  • Recovery Day
 
Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, 2013
The Hikers and this year's Special Invite
Itinerary
Trip Map
The Drive West
CAMPGROUND NIGHT
Night 1
Night 2
night 3
night 4
night 5
night 6
night 7
night 8
night 9
night 10
night 11
The Hike Out
The Drive Home
Final Thoughts
Trip Photos
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