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Peak 7761, MT | May, 2017

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5.8 miles, 3,200 ft

Beartooth WMA – Open May 15 - December 2

Directions (From Wolf Creek – North of Helena):

·         Drive north & west – cross bridge over Missouri River

·         Turn right (south) – drive up river to Holter Dam, then continue south along Holter Lake.

·         Continue on to the Beartooth WMA (Wildlife Management Area)

·         Continue on to the Willow Creek Road

·         Turn left (east) on the Willow Creek Road & drive to the parking area at the end.

The parking area is also a designated camping area.  Note that camping is not allowed outside of designated areas in the WMA.

·        Cross the bridge & walk up (east) the Elkhorn Creek trail 3.3 miles to Camp Creek.

·        Cross Elkhorn Creek & walk up (south) Camp Gulch.  There is a marginal trail to follow.

·        Continue up Camp Gulch to a meadow with very large Cottonwood trees – turn left (east) & climb over the ridge to the next gulch, where there is a decent trail that will head southeast up towards Moors Mountain.

       ·        Climb the Moors Mountain trail until it is convenient to sidehill up to the saddle below W7M/CL-075.  Follow the                  mostly rocky ridge to the summit.

 If your energy level is high – continue on to Shellrock Ridge (W7M/NF-016) & loop back to the trailhead.