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Luke Khuu
anaconda-pintlar during winter on 09/25/2012 12:05:30 MDT Print View

Looking for a place backpack during the winter.

How's the anacondai-pintlar? What are some good trails? How's the winter like?

Edited by ninhsavestheday on 09/25/2012 13:46:45 MDT.

James Reilly
(zippymorocco) - M

Locale: Montana
RE: Anaconda-Pintler on 09/25/2012 12:59:44 MDT Print View

I like the area a lot. You might consider doing a section of the CDT. There are a lot of opportunities for loop hikes. My last one was around rainbow mountain and was great. I can't speak to winter conditions there though. I have only been as close as Discovery ski area in winter. Enjoy!

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
snowshoe or ski on 09/25/2012 13:16:03 MDT Print View

I'm assuming you mean snowshoe or ski, there isn't much for "hiking" in the winter in the Pintlers :)

It's gorgeous country and as mentioned above, lots of nice loops can be done- from short to long; my guess is that some of the trailhead access roads are kept open in the winter, but many are gated shut and not maintained- you'd have to get a travel plan map from the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Dillon (or online)

search trip reports, I posted up a nice little loop my wife and I did last summer (included a portion of the CDT)