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Stonewall Mountain, MT | August, 2022

Summit: 
W7M/CL-038

6.0 Miles, +2,400 ft, - 120 ft

These instructions are from the trailhead that is open to full-sized vehicles July-1 to October-14.  OHV’s that are less than 50-inches wide can drive to the summit from July-1 to September-7.  The full-sized vehicle trailhead is suitable for must vehicles.

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Granite Peak, MT | July, 2022

Summit: 
W7M/BR-026

4.0 Miles, +2,500 ft, - 90 ft

These instructions are from the 4wd trailhead.  Approximately 3 miles of distance and 1,000 feet of gain can be eliminated if you have an OHV that is less than 50-inches wide.

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6742, MT| June, 2022

Summit: 
W7M/CL-143

5.4 miles; + 2,077 feet; -608 feet; From the Petty Creek TH along Ford Creek

From the intersection of Hwy 287 and Main Street in Augusta, travel southwest on Main Street, turn right in 0.3 miles and follow the signs towards Benchmark.  The trailhead is at the USFS Double Falls campground 19.3 miles from Augusta.

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Slategoat Mountain, MT | July, 2021

Summit: 
W7M/CL-005

17.6 miles; + 5,900 feet; -1,900 feet; From the TH near Gibson Dam

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Peak 7145, MT | June, 2021

Summit: 
W7M/CL-110

2.5 miles; + 1,700 feet

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Big Arm Lookout, MT | May, 2021

Summit: 
W7M/LM-168

Drive-Up

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Greenstone Mountain, MT | May, 2021

Summit: 
W7M/BE-169

0.5 miles; + 687 feet

This is a pleasant hike that begins at the historic Greenstone Mine just west of Apex, MT in the foothills of the East Pioneer Mountains.

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Green Mountain, ID | September, 2020

Summit: 
W7I/IC-172

Drive-Up on a spur road from the Magruder Corridor

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Peak 7699, ID | September, 2020

Summit: 
W7I/IC-124

7.0 miles, +2,600 ft; -1,800 From Elk Mountain TH

I activated the way out from the Wylies Peak area on the final day of a 15-day backpacking trip; but the route description is the more direct route across Goat Creek.

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Moose Ridge, ID| September, 2020

Summit: 
W7I/IC-188

16.2 miles, +4,300 ft; -4,200 From Elk Mountain TH

1.2 miles, +300, - 200 ft ft from Trail 562 Junction

I activated this on the 14th day of a 15-day backpacking from the Elk Mountain Trailhead, via Mink Ridge & Marten Creek with a side-trip up Marten Creek to Marten Hot springs; but the route description is the more direct route across Goat Creek and along the Square Rock & Moose Ridge.