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Summit 8022, Montana | 27 July 2023

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This unnamed summit is a bald rocky grassland overlooking a large mostly roadless area (Allan Mountain 01946) and the southern end of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area. It has a very good trail, FS #178 due in part to regular trail maintenance through a huge amount of fire-killed fallen trees. The hike also travels through large southerly-aspect grassland-slopes that could be quite warm during mid-day summer months.

Snags are available around the summit for hanging wire antennas.

FS #728 is a good road suitable for all highway type vehicles to the trailhead. 

Trail miles: 5.75 roundtrip

Elevation gain: 1250’

Water:  None along the access road or summit.

Bear Spray:  Recommend for all Montana summit hikes.

Camping: Campgrounds are nearby off Highway #93. Dispersed camping is also allowed along summit access road FS#728 and at the trailhead.   

Map:  US Forest Service, Bitterroot National Forest, Darby/Sula Ranger District

Directions: Travel south on Highway 93 approximately 21 miles (Google says) south of Darby, MT to the Sula Store.  Continue south another 1.75 miles to the old Sula Ranger Station, east of highway, now a Work Center.  Approximately 300 feet south of the old Sula Ranger Station on Highway #93 turn west onto FS #728.  Travel 6.5 miles on FS #728 to the trailhead. The road is good for most all highway type vehicles. Hike US Forest Service trail #178 to near the summit.