Lee Creek, Lolo Pass Sun. Jan. 8th, 2017
Sawmill Gulch, Rattlesnake, Saturday, Jan. 14 On January 14th I'm going to co-lead a snowshoe walk with Dave Robertson for the Montana Wilderness Association Winter Walks Program. There are some differences if you want to sign up. You have to go to their website, wildmontana.org/walks to participate. There are some questions and a liability waiver. There may be other restrictions such as group size. They will get back to you with the information. Here is the walk description Dave put on their website:
Shining Mountains Chapter Western Region 36. Sawmill Gulch
3 Miles (round trip): Moderate difficulty with 500 ft. elevation gain.
Leaders: Dave Robertson and Stephen Schombel From the Sawmill Gulch trailhead we'll snowshoe up onto the high ridge between Sawmill Gulch and Curry Gulch. From there we'll have great views of that portion of the Rattlesnake Recreation Area. We will return by a different route, making a three-mile loop. To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmF1sIHHfo82qTpgDROaup8hOxb6SiZ1rZ1ZyFy9I1Jy0y3A/viewform
Kaina Mountain (9489’) (Glacier NP) Thu-Sun, January 12-15
Rating: Class 3; Distance: 30 miles round trip; Elevation Gain: 7000’
Description: Kaina Mtn lies in the NE part of Glacier, up the Belly River drainage. Will head up to Glacier on Tursday afernoon, get a permit, then up to the Chief Mtn Highway. This is supposed to be plowed to the Park Boundary. Hopefully it is- will camp at that spot Tursday night. Friday the goal will be to get to the Cosley Lake area. Saturday would be the day of the summit attempt (approx.. 4600’ above Cosley Lake). Sunday ski out and return home. If conditions are challenging and travel is slow, I am going to plan on using an extra day (Monday).
Equipment: Ski’s, winter camp gear.
Pack Creek, Lolo Pass Sun. Feb. 5th, 2017