Point of Rocks Hike.  April 9
This is a short hike, 1.2 miles one way, with 272 ft. elevation gain, on a constructed trail downstream from Alberton. Background: a few years ago there arose great interest in the Mullan Road. This area was one of two where the road was actually constructed, with excavations, blasting, and rock work. It is also one of the few areas where the original path of the road could be seen. Volunteers cleared off the area, made a nice foot trail, and the DOT put up interpretive signs. Im curious to see if the path is still being maintained. It may be brushy and hard to follow.  Since it is such a short hike I propose to also drive down to the Triple Bridge area, where we can drop down to the river and hike upstream, looking up some magnifcent cliffs to another constructed section of the Mullan Road.  Or we could drive down to Fish Creek and hike to where it ows into the Clark Fork. If youve never been there this is a very pretty place. Or we could try to do all three, if time allows.  If interested e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Trapper Peak snowshoe or ski climb.  April 22
Trapper Peak is the highest peak in the Bitterroots at 10,000'.  In the summer it is 8.4 miles round trip with 3800' elevation gain.  It is unlikely that we will be able to drive to the summer trailhead, so we might have another 3 miles round trip and another 1000' elevation gain (off trail).  This is a popular trip, and there will be several groups climbing at different speeds.   Skiing is a possibility (skins required)----but we would like skiers to form a subgroup.  There is no avalanche danger.  Co-leaders:  Alden Wright and Norman Singley  Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Wildflower Walk Pattee Canyon April 23rd
The plan is to park at the Crazy Canyon trailhead, and catch woodland flowers up to the junction with the trails that go out on the south and west facing open slopes for that diversity. We can come out either at the pipeline trail head 1/2 mile up Pattee Canyon, or by the University Golf Course. Should be in the 3-4 mile range. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

O’Brien Creek, May 21st 
This will be a go as far as we want, on roads in the O’Brien Creek area west of Missoula. Wildflower viewing should
continue with later season flowers, may see some early bitterroots. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.