Saturday, April 18th.  Piquett Mountain.  Class 1-2.
 Distance: 9-10mi RT.  Elevation Gain: 3,800'.
Piquett Mountain is located just east of Painted Rocks Lake all the way "back the West Fork" of the Bitterroot River. It is the highest peak on the Montana side of the angle created by the MT/ID state line and has over 2,000 feet of prominence, making it an important peak. We'll be starting from the spur road on Little Boulder Creek just off the highway and follow the trail up to the summit. Snowshoes recommended - snow may be softer due to the bit of new snowfall over the last few days and warmer weather this weekend. Should be good views of the Bitterroot peaks and deep into Idaho! Thinking of meeting up at 6:30am at Brooks St. Walmart in Missoula. Map:  http://www.hillmap.com/m/ag1zfmhpbGxtYXAtaGRychULEghTYXZlZE1hcBiAgICgiZnZCAw  Leader.  Dan Saxton  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, April 19th.  Beacon Hill.  Several of us did this hike last summer, and most seemed to enjoy it. The interesting thing is that the landowners granted an easement with full public access, which is unusual for a conservation easement. There are also signs and arrows. We saw it when it was dry, and now will go back when things are green, and see what flowers are blooming. There is a potential for a lot of mud along a couple of draws. It's about 2 miles with 700' gain, so it will be a short, pleasant spring hike. We can do it in the afternoon and get a burger in Drummond before heading home. Stephen Schombel; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, April 25  - Trapper Peak 10,157'.  Trapper Peak is the highest peak in the Bitterroots.  Depending on how far up the road we can drive, it is 3500' to 5000' vertical and 9 to 12 miles round trip.  There will be deep snow most of the way----it might or might not be consolidated enough to hike up without skis or snowshoes. Leader:  Alden Wright  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you are interested, please contact me.   Phone messages:  542-1966 or 243-4790.

Sunday, April 26.  Williams Peak Area Hike.  This is part of the new Fish Creek State Park, outside of Tarkio. We will explore some of the area’s roads besides the ones that go to Williams Peak. This will be a go as far as you want sort of hike. Leader:  Julie Kahl This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun. May 31st.  Spotted Dog Area.  This is part of the new Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area outside of Deer Lodge. We will explore more of this area to access its hiking potential. Julie Kahl This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun. June 14th.  Rogers Pass –South.  We would hike the Continental Divide Trail going south from Rogers Pass. A possible destination would be Anaconda Peak about 3 miles out. It would be about 1,500 of elevation gain. Unless there are snow banks up there, there will be no water, Julie Kahl This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.