50-Miler Training, Bridger Mountains, Montana (Leica M9)

 

Bridger Mountains and the Gallatin Valley, Montana

Leica M9, Zeiss 35/2.8C

How do you train a boy to walk a 50-Miler?

In Bozeman, you do it by walking up and down and across the satellite ridges of the Bridger Mountains, where the trails are steep and the mountains have size, and there are enough views so you can forget how much your feet hurt.

The photo shows the Flesh Eating Tick patrol lighter on their feet because the view is good and the 3,000 foot climb is now behind them.

They have warm food in their bellies too, from cooking over fire, which also warms the soul of a boy with cheer.

They get double points for doing it in the rain down in a dark, wet, mossy forest.