Worried Wives and Sleepless Summits: A Night on Mount Wood

Mt. Wood is the second-highest point in Montana, soaring to a height reaching 12,649 feet elevation, rising just 150 feet shy of Granite Peak. Seen prominently from Billings, its position at the northern end of the Beartooth Mountains boasts epic views of the range to the south and west, and an astounding vista of the seemingly endless plains to the North. This is a lonely place, receiving very few visitors due to its relative inaccessibility and lack of trails.  It got its name from A.F. Wood, a member of the pioneering Kimball Expedition that explored and made an unsuccessful attempt to map the area for mining purposes back in 1898. …continue reading…

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