by Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider (Falcon Guides)
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This is a beautiful hike, taking you through the heart of the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. I camped at Edith, Oreomnus and Kelly lakes. Had the first two all to myself. Lots more people and horsemen on the western leg. Skeeters were bad at Oreomnus and Kelly lakes. Some signs are missing and some are downright wrong. It can be confusing, so take your map and do your research. When you reach the top of Pintler pass, you can see a trail leading to the east and one to the west. THESE ARE NOT THE TRAILS!!! From the sign, go about 20 yards east, then turn right (south.) The trails is faint at first, but becomes evident as you drop over the south side of the pass. I should have built some cairns, but I was too tired and frustrated after trying the other two trails. The trail will take you down into Pintler Creek, or you can take a right for Oreomnus Lake. There is a great spot to camp at Pintler Creek.
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