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Peak 7676, MT | July, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/CL-082

0.5 miles, +740 feet; 9.1 mile approach

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Chestnut Mountain, MT | June, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/HB-080

4.6 miles, 2,200 feet

This is a very nice hike on a well marked trail.

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Crater Mountain, MT | June, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/CL-112

 0.25 miles, 374 ft

Crater Mountain is a quick, but rewarding off-trail hike.  The summit has nice 360-degree views, including the Scapegoat Wilderness to the North.  Trailhead access is suitable for most vehicles so long as it isn’t too snowy.  This would also make a nice winter summit – with an additional 2.6 miles of skiing from Stemple Pass – much of which is along the “North Meadow Loop” ski trail.

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Green Mountain, MT | June, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/CL-093

3.0 miles, 1,900 ft

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Peak 6780 MT | May 2017

Summit: 
W7M/CL-197

1.6 miles, 2,000 ft

Beartooth WMA – Open May 15 - December 2

This is a short, but very steep climb to a seldom visited ridge in the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area.  It would be prudent to have 4wd in case if it rains, as the roads have the potential to be difficult if wet.  The summit cliffs shelter growths of Kelseya Uniflora ( a special flower that is the symbol for the Montana Native Plant Society), and Moss Campion – both of which were in bloom during our activation.

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Peak 7761, MT | May, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/CL-075

5.8 miles, 3,200 ft

Beartooth WMA – Open May 15 - December 2

Directions (From Wolf Creek – North of Helena):

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Granite Butte, MT | May, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/CL-085

Drive-Up in Summer, Ski or Snowshoe up in Winter

Directions (should be drivable by mid-late June):

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Peak 6940, MT| May, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/HB-108

Very Short Hike (0.1 Miles, +144 ft.)

Directions:

From Townsend – Drive east 2.4 miles on Hwy-12

Turn left and drive North 15.6 miles on Hwy 284

Turn right and drive 6.4 miles up Confederate Gulch (Good gravel Road)

Turn left and drive 3.3 miles up FS-4161 (Good USFS dirt road – may want some clearance)

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Bell Peak, MT| May, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/BR-127

4wd + Short Hike

Directions:

Exit east from Exit 85 on I-15

Drive 4.3 miles south on Hwy-91

Turn left on Burma Road – Continue 3.1 miles

Turn left on 2-track at Chokecherry Gulch (by gravel pit)

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McCartney Mountain, MT| May, 2017

Summit: 
W7M/BR-117

4wd + Short Hike (0.9 Miles, +631 ft., -215 ft.)

Directions:

Exit east from Exit 85 on I-15

Drive 4.3 miles south on Hwy-91

Turn left on Burma Road – Continue 3.1 miles

Turn left on 2-track at Chokecherry Gulch (by gravel pit)