Once again, we headed into the Rattlesnake national Recreation Area for an 8-mile loop hike on the Sawmill Trail 24.1 and down Curry Gulch. The day was absolutely brilliant with warm temperatures and bright sunshine. The trail basically gains a ridge and follows that ridge all the way to Stuart Peak, but we turned off above Curry Cabin and made our way back down to the Sawmill Gulch trailhead. Now I write after a thick dump of snow covers the Bitterroot Valley, but I am grateful for the luscious autumn that was visited upon Western Montana.
Max elevation: 5410 ft