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Our Lake, MT

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Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 3.37 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,887 feet
Elevation Gain 1,466 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,466 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3-4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 10.7
Interest Perennial Creek
Backpack Yes
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5  2019-07-01 friendofThunderg
Author friendofThundergod
author avatar Guides 18
Routes 281
Photos 7,778
Trips 722 map ( 8,382 miles )
Age 37 Male Gender
Location AZ
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct → 7 AM
Seasons   Summer to Autumn
Sun  7:44am - 4:49pm
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Our Lake is a very very very fine Lake...
by friendofThundergod

Overview
Our Lake is a rare alpine lake in the Rocky Mountain front range of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The trail to the lake is well maintained and heavily used. Two rather stunning waterfalls can be viewed along the hike to the lake. The trail to Our Lake is reached via the South Fork of the Teton trailhead. Camping is available at the trailhead and there are vaulted toilets.


Hike
The trail to Our Lake begins at an intersection about 0.4 miles in from the trailhead. From the trailhead, locate the obvious flat, wide trail leaving the parking lot. After about a quarter mile you will come to some informational plaques discussing the lake, human impact on the lake and the mountain goats that are known to frequent the lake. At 0.4 miles take the trail to the right (Hidden Lake/Our Lake) numbered 184. The trail begins its steady climb at this point and does not really let up until you reach the lake. No worries though, as the grade is very manageable, there are several switchbacks and the trail is well maintained. The first waterfall comes into view at about 2 miles. The waterfall can be viewed from the trail, or if feeling adventurous one can complete the steep scramble to the base of the falls. The trail levels out briefly after the waterfall and the second waterfall quickly comes into view from the little basin area before the final climb to the lake. This is the only area where it really makes sense to camp if you are intending to visit this area overnight, as camping is not allowed at Our Lake. There is an established campsite and even a primitive pit toilet in the area. After an easy creek crossing the trail continues its pattern of switchbacks until reaching Our Lake. After enjoying the lake, return the way you came, or continue on to the west saddle for some excellent views of the famed, "Chinese Wall."

Notes
No stock is allowed on the trail to Our Lake and there is no camping at Our Lake.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    The road to Our Lake begins 5 miles north of Choteau on Highway 89 (Teton River Road). Drive 18 miles to a bridge then turn left onto the South Fork Teton Road 109. Go 11 more miles on the gravel, after passing the sign for Mills Falls Campground, you will arrive at the trailhead, which also marks the end of the road.
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