Silver Bow County Highpoint Trip Report

Table Mountain (10,223 feet)

Date: September 13, 2008
Author: Carl Millsap

I followed the instructions given by Jim Perkins in his Peakbagging Journal. I parked right at the locked gate. I was surprised to make it to the top of Red Mountain in less than 30 minutes. The views were spectacular and I spent some time at the cairn on Red Mountain leaving my "Boom 'R' Ang" Rock of which I've taken a picture. I don't have much to add to what others have reported except that the gains and losses can wear you right out. It's a tough mountain climb. I did enjoy the bouldering and knife edge rock traverse. Nothing extremely dangerous; however, use caution.

I tried to get accurate waypoints to post but that didn't work out. My GPS wasn't working right. It got cold and wouldn't keep a signal. Finally I just turned it off. I decided instead to leave a picture of the route. Any person with Google Earth can do a search for "Table Mountain, Montana" and you'll get the same picture that I've posted without the red scribble marks I've made to show the route. Then take your cursor and follow the route approximately on Google Earth. It will give you a pretty good idea of the altitudes along the ridge. The loss right before the final ascent was about 600 feet and the loss from Red Mountain to UN 10136 is about 500 feet. For the eager hiker it is a great hike but go prepared to do some up/down.