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Idaho - Granite Peak 15September2018

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Granite Peak is a picturesque summit with huge granite boulders with interesting eroded patterns.  It is a great operating location with outstanding views of the Great Burn of 1910.  The trail is easy to follow and in-season wanders through some good huckleberry patches. 

There are plenty of trees to erect antennas and room to stretch wire antennas in the activation zone around a somewhat difficult to scramble large boulder summit. 

This remote area sees few visitors and has little evidence of man except for the trail, iron Idaho/Montana border posts and old martin trap tree-notches.  

Elevation gain: 2200’

Trail Miles:    14 round trip including an off-trail easy less than ½ mile scramble through open young lodgepole and whitebark pine.

Water:  None. 

Bear Pepper Spray:  Highly recommended in all Northern Idaho and Montana summits

Map:  Ninemile Ranger District, Lolo National Forest

Directions:  Travel along the Fish Creek Road from either I90 or highway #12 to the junction with road #4212.  Travel up this road to the west approximately 2 miles to the trailhead of trail #316. Three other trails intersect this trail, but it is easy to stay on the correct route with a map.