Route: HURL: Hyalite Ultimate Ridge Linkup (MT)

Submitted by austinmallet on Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:40am
Montana, US
24.25 mi
Vertical Gain
13,000 ft

The HURL links up the 13 major peaks surrounding the Hyalite Creek drainage while staying on the ridge whenever possible. The route consists of 14 off-trail miles accompanied by 7.5 miles on singletrack and 2.5 miles on road. There is somewhere in the neighborhood of 13,000-14,000 ft of elevation gain on route with very little time on flat ground. Most of the terrain is Class 2/3 with Class 4 moves on loose rock sprinkled in.

Start and finish line is at the West Shore Trailhead at the base of Hyalite reservoir. The following peaks must be tagged: Sleeping Giant Mountain, The Mummy, Flanders Mountain, Overlook Mountain, Mount Chisholm, Fridley Peak, Hyalite Peak, Divide Peak, Arden Peak, Mount Bole, Alex Lowe Peak, Elephant Mountain, and Mount Blackmore. Make an effort to stay on the ridge whenever possible to honor the nature of the route.

More detailed trip report, photos, and map can be found here: