Friday, February 26, 2010
The weather has been absolutely phenomenal around Missoula this week. While my family back east has been sending me daily reports of the insane amount of snow they're getting Missoula has temperatures have been hanging around in the mid 40's this week.
Bosco & I set our sights on Deadman's Point, a peak on the edge of the Blue Mountain recreation area on the outskirts of Missoula. The road was closed about 2 1/2 miles from the trail head so we started hiking a bit earlier than anticipated. The road offers some awesome views of the Missoula Valley through the trees.
We didn't make it the entire way to Deadman's Point due to the 5 extra miles (the trail itself was just under 6 miles) we weren't expecting to hike. We made it about 25 minutes from the peak when the woods started to get a little to dark for my liking.
I hope this beautiful weather stays around till next week when my next days off are. Heck, I hope it decides to just stick around for an early summer.