While driving east on Beartooth, I’d seen a few roads going off the highway just before the mountain pass. They were in the area that has a lot of lakes. As I passed one, I thought I’d really like to go explore that road and camp out there. I resolved to check if I can find some roads for camping in Shoshone National Forest

Turns out I can.

So I went down FSR 149, and, I believe, 149.1a, to camp near Fantan lake. It’s a cool area, and a nice lake, and all that. I spent a couple days there.

Driving over Beartooth pass again

CAMPING IN SHOSHONE NATIOANL FOREST

CAMPING IN SHOSHONE NATIOANL FOREST

Here’s the lake I camped near

CAMPING IN SHOSHONE NATIOANL FOREST

There are very few camping spots along the FS Roads I took to the lake (I only remember 1). There are a few spots at the lake. One, where I camped, is up a hill and about 100 feet or more from the lake. The other two are RIGHT ON the lake. Am I right in thinking that it’s not a very good idea to camp right next to the lake? (mainly to not disturb the animal and land too much)

A beach! Of course I went for a swim. I didn’t see obvious snowmelt running into this lake, but it was still cold.

CAMPING IN SHOSHONE NATIOANL FOREST

Hiking

CAMPING IN SHOSHONE NATIOANL FOREST

CAMPING IN SHOSHONE NATIOANL FOREST

CAMPING IN SHOSHONE NATIOANL FOREST

CAMPING IN SHOSHONE NATIOANL FOREST

I did a lot of reading up here.

CAMPING IN SHOSHONE NATIOANL FOREST