Inabnit spent his mountaineering career scaling the Beartooth Mountains and building a relief map, accurately depicting terrain, topographic features, flora zones, lakes and glaciers of the region. Over the past two years, the Museum of the Beartooths; Ralph Sanders, Museum of the Beartooths Project Liaison and the Beartooth Ranger District have worked in partnership to describe the life of Fred Inabnit and share his vast knowledge of the Beartooth Mountains.
Janet Chapple, granddaughter of Fred Inabnit will be present for the unveiling of the plaque. The history of the plaque dates back to 1929, when Inabnit’s mountaineering companions requested that the National Geographic Board of Washington D.C. designate a mountain south of East Rosebud Lake as Mt. Inabnit. In 1930 the memorial plaque was placed at Snow Lake, located at Mt. Inabnit’s base. Through various hands the original memorial plaque has come back to the Beartooth R.D. and is located adjacent to the East Rosebud Lake Trailhead.
For more information regarding the dedication or East Rosebud Lake Trailhead contact Jeff Gildehaus, Beartooth Ranger District at 406-446-4584