Saturday, March 28.  Point of Rocks Hike.  I'm heading to an area below Alberton called Point-of-Rocks. A fire roared through the area several years ago and revealed original sections of the Mullan Road. Since then some people have cleared more grass and brush, built a parking lot and put in some interpretive signs. This will be about a 3 1/2 mile hike on a primitive, not constructed, trail. Nowhere is it very steep, but it is rugged enough that there are places they dug and even blasted through rock outcroppings. It probably gets a few hundred feet above the river in places. We can return on the old railroad grade, which is perfectly level, except for one steep bank where you have to climb around a dangerous tunnel. Send an e mail if interested.  Leader:   Steve Schombell   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Saturday, March 28, 2015.  Piquett Mountain (8,831'),  Class: 1-2.  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 (it should be snow-free or driveable?) on Little Boulder Creek just off the highway and follow the trail up to the summit. Snowshoes needed - snow may be softer due to the bit of new snowfall and warmer weather this weekend. Should be good views of the Bitterroot peaks and deep into Idaho!  Leader: Dan Saxton - apologist497-at-yahoo.com.    See map:  http://www.hillmap.com/m/ag1zfmhpbGxtYXAtaGRychULEghTYXZlZE1hcBiAgIDggOepCgw
 

 

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.

 

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.