Beyond the Caldera – Breathtaking Beartooth Loop

I knew I would return before the summer faded into fall (I said so here). I just had to find a victim Hiking Buddy willing to accompany me. Hey, Brian! Do you want to go hiking in the Beartooths?Sure.The trail head is around 10,400 feet above sea level.No problem.The loop is about 10 miles long.OK, whatever.

I pose at the trailhead, blissfully unaware of the hiking nightmare that awaits me