LAKE MCDONALD - trail status as of 7:47PM Mountain Time on 7-26-2016
Apgar L.O. Trail/ 2.8 mi.
Road end to Apgar Lookout / 2.8 mi.
Cleared 4/21/16 per 250

Trail Clear 7/14/16 per 224 CV.


Avalanche Lake Trail
Avalanche Campground - Foot of Avalanche Lake/ 2.0 mi.
Cleared 4/19/16 per 250

Clear on 6/13/16 per 222


Foot of Avalanche Lake - Head of Avalanche Lake/ 0.8 mi.
Cleared 4/19/19 per 250


Camas Creek Drainage
North Fork Road - Foot of Trout Lake/ 7.0 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled:Cleared first 6 miles 6/1/16 per 256
Foot of Trout Lake to Arrow Lake / 2.3 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled:Complete 5/12/16 per 256

One tree down. 5/26/16 per 223.


Arrow Lake to Camas Lake / 3.6 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 6/23/16 per 256
Flattop Mountain Trail (to Fifty Mountain)
Packer's Roost to Flattop Mtn. Campground / 5.7 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 6/29/16 per 250

Mineral Creek Suspension Bridge: Installation done 5/27/16 per 250

One tree down on trail. 07/03/2016 224LF extensive orange hawkweed in the burned flats, and part of the way up the switchbacks above the suspension bridge. 7/13/2016 208


Flattop Campground - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 6.3 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 6/29/16 per 250

Few patches of snow within three miles of Fifty Mtn. Campground. One tree down on trail. Ice axe/crampons not necessary. Slippery snow crossing at creek by the campground. 07/03/2016 224 LF


Granite Park Trail
Loop - Granite Park Chalet/ 4.0 mi.
Trail clear and free of obstructions. 7/7/16 per 524 Guillard

Trail posted for bear frequenting per 210 6/29/16


Highline Trail
Logan Pass - Granite Park Chalet/ 7.6 mi.
Trail clear of trees. Intermittent snow remains between Logan Pass and Haystack butte, but there are paths shoveled through the high angle snow. 7/7/16 per 524 Guillard

Initial Clearing scheduled: Trail clear 7/7/16 per 524 Guillard

Rimrock handline installation scheduled: Handline installed 7/7/17 per 524 Guillard


Highline Trail - Grinnell Glacier Overlook/ 0.8 mi.
Trail clear and free of obstructions. Tread is narrow with loose rock in a few areas where rockfalls have come down this spring. 7/7/16 per 524 Guillard

Initial Clearing scheduled:6/16/16 per 256


Granite Park Chalet - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 11.9 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled:7/5/16 per 256
Howe Lake Trail
North Fork Road to Howe Lake / 2.0 mi.
initial Clearing scheduled:Complete 5/23/16 per 256
Howe Ridge Trail
North Fork Road to Trout Lake Trail / 9.6 mi.
initial Clearing scheduled:6/1/16 per 256
Howe Ridge trail to Howe Lake / 1.7 mi.
initial Clearing scheduled:5/12/16 per 256


Huckleberry Mountain Trails
Camas Road to Huckleberry Lookout/ 6.0 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled:

Two trees across trail between trailhead and saddle. 06/23/2016 per 223.


Huckleberry Nature Trail \ .9 mi.
Trail cleared 4/25/16 per 256


Lincoln Creek Trail
South Boundary Trail to Lincoln Lake Trail Jct. / 5.8 mi.
Initial Clearing: Complete 5/18/16 per 256 Bridge installation scheduled:Installed 5/16/16 per 256
Lincoln Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road - Lincoln Lake/ 8.0 mi.
initial clearing scheduled: Complete. 5/12/16 per 256 Trail clear. Last mile of trail to lake obscured by heavy brush. 6/27/2016 224cv
McDonald Lake
North Mcdonald Road (Kelly Camp) to Fish Creek CPG. / 6.6 mi
Initial Clearing: Complete 4/28/16 per 256.


Spur to Rocky Point / .3 mi.
Cleared 4/19/16 as per 250


McDonald Valley Trails
Includes all trails contained within the valley
Winter status 1. Apgar Flats Horse Loops:Cleared 4/29/16 per 256 2. Apgar Mountain Horse Loops: Cleared 5/31/16 per 256 3. Ox-Bow Trail: Cleared 5/20/16 per 256 4. Johns Lake Loop Trails:Trail cleared 4/25/16 per 256 5. Johns Lake to Avalanche CG: Complete 5/20/16 per 256 6. Trail of the Cedars:Trail cleared 4/28/16 per 256
Mt. Brown L.O. Trail
Sperry Trail - Mt. Brown L.O./ 3.7 mi.
initial Clearing scheduled: CLEARED 6/1/16 per 250 Habituated mountain goats near the lookout, please maintain distance. 6/14/16 per 224Wheeler
Old Flathead Ranger Station Road
Apgar L.O. Road Jct.-Old Flathead R.S.(MF/NF Conf.) 3.7 mi.
Trail is clear. 7/20/16 per 223.
Old R.S - North Fork River 5.2 Miles
Cleared 2.5 miles up from confluence. Remaining trail scheduled to be cleared 6/17/16, per 250.


Snyder Lake Trail
Sperry Trail to Snyder Lake / 2.6 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 5/13/16 per 256

Trail is clear. 7/20/2016 per 223.


Snyder Ridge Trail
Sperry Trail (Crystal Ford) to Lincoln Lake Trail / 2.6 mi.
initial Clearing scheduled: CLEARED 6/1/2016 per 250


Lincoln Lake Trail to Going to the Sun Road / 6.2 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled:5/18/16 per 256
South Boundary Trail
Headquarters to Lincoln Creek Tr. Jct. / 5.3 mi.
One 18" snag down on trail about 1/2 mile from trailhead. 6/4 per 624.

Suspension Bridge installation:Complete 5/16/16 per 256


Sperry Trail
Lake McDonald Lodge - Sperry Chalet/ 6.4 mi.
Initial Clearing: Complete 6/2/16 per 256

Clear to chalet. 7/7 Schmidt


Sperry Chalet - Sperry Glacier/ 3.7 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Handline and bridges are in to Comeau Pass. Steep snow drifts encountered on way to pass. per 256.
Sperry Chalet - Lake Ellen Wilson/ 2.4 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 7/6/16 per 256 Trail Clear 7/21/2016 per 224
Lake Ellen Wilson - Gunsight Pass/ 1.7 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete 7/3/16 per 256. Trail clear. The creek crossing above lake Ellen Wilson is ankle deep, requires caution. 7/21/16 per 224
Swiftcurrent L.O. Trail
Swiftcurrent Pass Trail - Swiftcurrent L.O./ 1.4 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled:6/17/16 per 256. Trail clear of snow. 624 Bell
Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Granite Park Chalet - Swiftcurrent Pass/ 0.9 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled 6/17/16 per 256. Trail clear of trees. Switchbacks up to pass 50-60% snow covered. 100% snow cover at the pass. 6/19/16 per 224
Trout Lake Trail (From North McDonald Road)
North McDonald Road to Trout Lake / 4.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled: Complete 5/12/16 per 256

Trail is clear. 6/30/2016 per 223.



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