Long Lake, Trails 047 & 091 Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Most approach this hike from the Circle Park Trailhead and Sherd Lake, but this route is a less crowded option. The hike offers a visual reminder of the regrowth after a ?re, in this case the Lost Fire of 1988. For folks that remember the Lost Fire of 1988, this trail hikes into the heart of the burned area.
Now some 30 years removed from the blaze, the trees are growing straight and tall. Lodgepole pine is dependent on fire, and this area continues to be a healthy and productive ecosystem. Elk especially benefit from the cover lodgepole pine stands provide. The lightly used trail can be a bit dicffi ult to follow through the heart of the wet meadow as it rock-hops across Sawmill Creek. The trail continues to climb as it travels past living pines and dead snags standing tall. With breaks in the canopy, you’ll see the rounded peaks of the Bighorn Mountains, with Ant Hill standing apart."