LAKE MCDONALD - trail status as of 3:24PM Mountain Time on 8-21-2017
Apgar L.O. Trail/ 2.8 mi.
Road end to Apgar Lookout / 2.8 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 4/28/17 per 250


Avalanche Lake Trail
Avalanche Campground - Foot of Avalanche Lake/ 2.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 8/14/17 per 256

TRAIL POSTED: From Trail of the Cedars to the head of the lake for bear frequenting. per L12 6/18/2017.


Foot of Avalanche Lake - Head of Avalanche Lake/ 0.8 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled: Complete 5/19/17 per 250

TRAIL POSTED: From Trail of the Cedars to the head of the lake for bear frequenting. per L12 6/18/2017.


Camas Creek Drainage
North Fork Road - Foot of Trout Lake/ 7.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/1/17 per 256

Camas Creek near Trout Lake, Water is running very fast, 30’ wide and waist deep. Per 222 6/6/2017

7/16/2017 - Patrol- Robatzek - crossing is good. less then 3ft deep. 2 logs across trail approximately 1.5ft in diameter


Foot of Trout Lake to Arrow Lake / 2.3 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/1/17 per 256

Trail is clear. 8/10/17 per 223.


Arrow Lake to Camas Lake / 3.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/21/17 per 256

Have to walk in Arrow Lake (thigh deep) for several minutes as the trail winds it's way up toward the inlet.

The creek x-ings were knee-mid thigh deep. 6/30/17 per trail crew.

Creek crossings were all about knee height or less. Trail is extremely brushy, but clear of downfall. 7/16/17 per LMD Robatzck.


Flattop Mountain Trail (to Fifty Mountain)
Packer's Roost to Flattop Mtn. Campground / 5.7 mi.
Trail is clear to the campground. 7/11/17 per 222

Mineral Creek Suspension Bridge: Bridge installed 6/6/17 per 250


Flattop Campground - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 6.3 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 7/14/17 per 250


Granite Park Trail
Loop - Granite Park Chalet/ 4.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED TO SNOW LINE 6/16/17 per 256

Trail is clear. 8/9/17 per 223.


Highline Trail
Logan Pass - Granite Park Chalet/ 7.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled: Complete 7/8/17 per 250

Rimrock handline installation scheduled: Handline installed as of 6/30/17

Trail is clear and in good condition, 7/21/17 per 224 Gibbs


Highline Trail - Grinnell Glacier Overlook/ 0.8 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 7/19/17 per 250

Trail is fully clear of snow and in good condition 7/5/2017 per 224


Granite Park Chalet - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 11.9 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 8/1/17 per 250

Cattlequeen snow drift is approx. 50 ft across and at a moderate angle, easily crossed with hiking boots and trekking poles. 7/20/17 224Nelson

Granite Park to Ahern Drift: One tree down. The Ahern Drift has been cleared.


Howe Lake Trail
North Fork Road to Howe Lake / 2.0 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Cleared 4/28/17 per 250

Trail is clear. 5/24/17 per 223.


Howe Ridge Trail
North Fork Road to Trout Lake Trail / 9.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/22/17 per 256


Howe Ridge trail to Howe Lake / 1.7 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Cleared 6/6/17 per 250


Huckleberry Mountain Trails
Camas Road to Huckleberry Lookout/ 6.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/18/17 per 250

Trail clear 6/26/2017 per 222


Huckleberry Nature Trail \ .9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 4/25/17 per 250


Lincoln Creek Trail
South Boundary Trail to Lincoln Lake Trail Jct. / 5.8 mi.
Trail Closed for fire danger, per V1 8/11/17

Initial Clearing: CLEARED 5/22/17 per 256

Bridge installation scheduled: Installed, 4/28/2017 per 250


Lincoln Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road - Lincoln Lake/ 8.0 mi.
Trail Closed, due to fire danger, per V1. 8/11/2017

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/22/2017 per 256

Trail is clear. 6/14/17 per 223.


McDonald Lake
North Mcdonald Road (Kelly Camp) to Fish Creek CPG. / 6.6 mi

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 4/28/17 per 250.

Three large trees across trail...2 near Kelly camp. per 624 7/13/2017

Over 12 trees across the trail from MCD to KCE. One tree down in campsite. per 224 EH 8/11/17


Spur to Rocky Point / .3 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 4/19/17 as per 250


McDonald Valley Trails
Includes all trails contained within the valley
1. Apgar Flats Horse Loops: CLEARED 4/29/17 per 256 2. Apgar Mountain Horse Loops: CLEARED 5/3/17 per 256 3. Ox-Bow Trail: CLEARED 4/28/17 per 256 4. Johns Lake Loop Trails: CLEARED 4/25/17 per 256 5. Johns Lake to Avalanche CG: CLEARED 4/24/17 per 256 6. Trail of the Cedars: CLEARED 4/28/17 per 256 7. Apgar Village Pathways: POSTED for bear frequenting 7/13/17 per L1 8. Apgar Bike Path from Headquarters to Apgar Village: POSTED for bear frequenting 7/27/17 per L14
Mt. Brown L.O. Trail
Sperry Trail - Mt. Brown L.O./ 3.7 mi.
Trail Closed for fire danger, per V1 8/11/17

Initial Clearing scheduled: CLEARED 6/1/16 per 250

Habituated mountain goats near the lookout, please maintain distance. 6/14/16 per 224 Wheeler


Old Flathead Ranger Station Road
Apgar L.O. Road Jct.-Old Flathead R.S.(MF/NF Conf.) 3.7 mi.
Initial Clearing: Complete 6/1/17 per 250.


Old R.S - North Fork River 5.2 Miles
Initial Clearing scheduled: Cleared 7/17/17 per 256.


Snyder Lake Trail
Sperry Trail to Snyder Lake / 2.6 mi.
Trail Closed for fire danger, per V1 8/11/17

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 8/10/2017 per 256

Trail clear to campground. 6/12/17 per 222.


Snyder Ridge Trail
Sperry Trail (Crystal Ford) to Lincoln Lake Trail / 2.6 mi.
Trail closed for fire danger, per V1 8/11/17

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/22/17 per 256


Lincoln Lake Trail to Going to the Sun Road / 6.2 mi.
Trail Closed for fire danger, per V1 8/11/17

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/1/17 per 256


South Boundary Trail
Headquarters to Lincoln Creek Tr. Jct. / 5.3 mi.

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/17/17 Per 256

Suspension Bridge installation: Complete 4/28/17 per 250


Sperry Trail
Lake McDonald Lodge - Sperry Chalet/ 6.4 mi.
CLOSED: Due to fire danger per V1, 8/10/2017.

Initial Clearing: Projected clearing 6/30/17 per 256

Trail is clear. 7/27/17 per 223.


Sperry Chalet - Sperry Glacier/ 3.7 mi.
CLOSED: Due to fire danger per V1, 8-10-2017.

Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete as of 7/13/17. Handline and bridges are installed to Comeau Pass as of 7/13/2017, per 250.

Patchy snow to Comeau pass. Caution should be used when crossing snow bridges, which are becoming soft. 7/16/17 per 2-4-27 Helton


Sperry Chalet - Lake Ellen Wilson/ 2.4 mi.
Closed: Due to fire danger per V1, 8-10-2017.

Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 7/6/16 per 256

Clear of snow from Sperry Chalet to Lake Ellen Wilson Campground. 7/16/17 per 2-4-27 Helton

8/1/2017- ranger patrol. trail in great shape, crew was out working on it. Campground looked good. few water sources.


Lake Ellen Wilson - Gunsight Pass/ 1.7 mi.
CLOSED: Due to fire danger per V1,8-10-2017.

Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete as of 7/14/17 per 250.

Patrolled 8/1/2017: Campground looked good. Toilet had a large rock on top to prevent marmot access. It was looking a bit full, but trails personnel said it had some life let in it. Trail was clear, in good shape.


Swiftcurrent L.O. Trail
Swiftcurrent Pass Trail - Swiftcurrent L.O./ 1.4 mi.
Initial Clearing Scheduled:

Trail is clear. 8/9/17 per 223.


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Granite Park Chalet - Swiftcurrent Pass/ 0.9 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled:

Trail is clear. 8/9/17 per 223.


Trout Lake Trail (From North McDonald Road)
North McDonald Road to Trout Lake / 4.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/2/2017 per 256

Trail is clear. 8/10/17 per 223.



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