Lee Creek, Lolo Pass Sun. Jan. 8th, 2017
Class 1 This is a seven mile point to point ski from Lolo Pass down Lee Creek, to the Lee Creek Campground, on the Montana side. The trail rises 200 ft. from the Pass to the Lee Creek saddle, then drops to 1,200 ft., on logging roads, if it’s icy this part of the route can be fast. Julie Kahl This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.
Leader: Forest Dean, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pack Creek, Lolo Pass Sun. Feb. 5th, 2017
Class 1 This is an eight mile point to point ski from Lolo Pass down Pack Creek Road, to the Crooked Fork Bridge, on the Idaho side. It is all down hill from the Pass to the Hwy 12, with a drop of 1,200 ft. The route is on logging roads with some exposure in places, intermediate level ski experience is suggested. Julie Kahl    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.