Saturday, October 4, 2014 -Cabin Work Party
The club maintains a primitive back country cabin that is open to the public for winter back country skiing. We will meet at 9 am at the Wal Mart parking lot (south end of Missoula). The primary goal will be the usual firewood cutting. Rejuvenating the cooking platform and lowering the upper sleeping platform are also on the list. Please give me a call so I can get an idea of how many people might be coming (728-6881).
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - MCLEOD PEAK (8,620’)
Rating: Class 2+ or mild Class 3, 10-11 miles RT, 4,500’ elevation gain
Description: The highest peak in the Rattlesnake, nestled way back in there and only visible from the south at a long distance (or high up in Missoula ;-) ), McLeod is either a long bike ride and an easy ascent or a more difficult long walk in from the west but manageable for those who don’t have two wheels. This trip falls into the latter class, so I am calling on all non-bikers (and bikers who are willing to surrender their privileges!) to join me in scaling McLeod from the west! We’ll start at the mouth of Finley Creek and follow the primitive path along it to the valley’s head, scramble up to the ridge, and take it to the summit. NOTE: Tribal permit required; a year pass is available for $17 at Bob Ward’s.
*There may be some flexibility in the trips I’ve proposed, I will put note of any changes on Facebook, or in this newsletter if possible. Dan Saxton
Sunday, September 28 --- Charity Peak
Description: This 6560 ft. peak is the high point of the ridge on the west edge of the Evaro Hill corridor and is one of our "Missoula Horizon Peaks". We will access it from Mill Creek north of Frenchtown, walking on a logging road most of the way, 3 1/2-4 miles one way.
Spotted Dog WMA, Sun. Oct. 12th, 2014
Based on information we got at a scooping trip last spring, we will drive up to the O’Neil Creek trail head, and for the most part stay on a ridge up to one of two of the high points, around 6200 ft. If this route is blocked by private land we will use the Jake Creek trail head. Both routes are about 3 1/2 miles one way, partially on roads.