Date: August 23, 2010

Author: Adam Helman

The unmarked trailhead is just behind a fire ring. |

- (47.27889° N, 113.91990° W) and 6,733 feet elevation

- (47.27966° N, 113.91867° W) and 6,964 feet elevation

- (47.28056° N, 113.91739° W) and 7,187 feet elevation

- (47.28133° N, 113.91643° W) and 7,348 feet elevation

- (47.28179° N, 113.91611° W) and 7,436 feet elevation

- (47.28248° N, 113.91512° W) and 7,619 feet elevation

- (47.28329° N, 113.91387° W) and 7,824 feet elevation

- (47.28409° N, 113.91120° W) and 8,071 feet elevation

- (47.28488° N, 113.90964° W) and 8,245 feet elevation

- (47.28633° N, 113.90736° W) and 8,393 feet elevation

- (47.28946° N, 113.90533° W) and 8,660 feet elevation

East Saint Marys Peak is climbed to reach Peak X. My ascent route is green, the descent in red. |

- Downclimb the wet, slippery rock.
- Downclimb the steep snowfield.
- Give up and have "red" on my map for 12 months

and no Montana state completion.

with nothing but a shaft of metal to avert disaster?

Peak Y is to the left in this view from Peak X's summit. |

View 'straight down' from Peak X's summit to what must be a rarely visited valley. |