A Day of Climbing and Roses: Mount Ascension Loop Provides Views while Trout Creek Beautiful Pinks
The GiG headed out at 6:30 a.m. to do two hikes: Mount Ascension Loop and then to hike along Trout Creek by the Vigilante Campground out of York to see the rare Kelseya uniflora rose in bloom. This flower only grows in a few places in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, clinging to certain limestone rocks near water. Read more.
scension was a 4.5 mile hike with two more miles along Trout Creek after a fun lunch at the York Bar. Everyone said the burgers were great. June, Brenda and Susan headed back right after the Mount Ascension climb. Although the day threatened rain, it didn't start until the ride home, so everything turned out well.
Who went: June, Susan, Brenda, Kuntzie, Gail, Denise, Bonnie, Sue, Catherine, Deb, Roni