24 Hours: Hyalite Cirque (near Bozeman, Montana)

This is the first video in a series called "24" that will appear at Backpacking Light starting in Fall 2009.

These programs will highlight trips taken by lightweight backpackers in 24 hours from door-to-door (e.g., the door of your home), and focus on the majesty of the areas visited and the experience of the "quickie" trip.

This first trip was a short and quick trek that Maia and I took up Hyalite Canyon to the head of the cirque where Hyalite Lake resides, on September 20-21, 2009 right before the fall equinox (see the snowy photo below from the same trip) – nothing intense at all – just a really enjoyable time.

Stay tuned for the full story, which includes a photo essay, narrative, and skills article to be published at backpackinglight.com on October 7, 2009.