Hay Creek Trail No. 3 cleared

T26-T3-PNT Intersection Sign, July 11, 2020 - W. K. Walker

T26-T3-PNT Intersection Sign, July 11, 2020 – W. K. Walker

On August 11, North Fork Trails finished clearing Hay Creek Trail #3. This completes the work started in this drainage about a month ago when we cleared the west end of this stretch of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT).

Spotted Bear District trail conditions report for Aug 11 posted

The Spotted Bear River near the ranger station - Michael Hodge

The Spotted Bear River near the ranger station – Michael Hodge

The Aug 11, 2022 Forest Service Trail Conditions Report for the Spotted Bear Ranger District has been posted to the website Trail Conditions page.

Trail reports contain a fair amount of useful information. Besides trail conditions, they include trail numbers, their official names and end-to-end mileages. The reports may also list information on trail and area closures, especially during fire season.

The current fire danger for the Spotted Bear District is VERY HIGH.

Glacier View & Hungry Horse trail condition reports for August 10 posted

Clearing Glacier View Mountain Trail #381, May 16, 2022 - W. K. Walker

Clearing Glacier View Mountain Trail #381, May 16, 2022 – W. K. Walker

The August 10, 2022 Forest Service Trail Condition Reports for the Glacier View and Hungry Horse Ranger Districts have been posted to the website Trail Conditions page.

These reports contain a fair amount of useful information. Besides trail conditions, they include trail numbers, their official names and end-to-end mileages. The reports may also list information on trail and area closures, especially during fire season.

The current fire danger is VERY HIGH.

Some Glacier View RD trails closed due to Weasel Fire

Weasel Fire - Extreme Fire Behavior, August 4, 2022 - USFS

Weasel Fire – Extreme Fire Behavior, August 4, 2022 – USFS

NOTICE: Due to the Weasel Fire, the following Glacier View Ranger District trails are closed:

  • Thoma-Tuchuck #19
  • Tuchuck Ridge #114 Tuchuck Creek #23
  • Review Mountain #113

See also the attached closure order map.

Monitor the Weasel Fire InciWeb site for additional information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8290/. Also keep an eye on the NFLA website for fire-related postings.

Weasel Fire Area Closure Map

Weasel Fire Area Closure Map

Hungry Horse District trail condition report for July 25 posted; Bob Marshall Wilderness info added

The July 25, 2022 Forest Service Trail Condition Report for the Hungry Horse Ranger District has been posted to the website Trail Conditions page.

Also, the Trail Conditions page also now includes a link to continued updates for trails throughout the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

These reports contain a fair amount of useful information. Besides trail conditions, they include trail numbers, their official names and end-to-end mileages. The reports may also list information on trail and area closures, especially during fire season.

The current fire danger is HIGH.

Spotted Bear District trail condition report for July 14 posted

The Spotted Bear River near the ranger station - Michael Hodge

The Spotted Bear River near the ranger station – Michael Hodge

The July 15, 2022 Forest Service Trail Condition Report for the Spotted Bear Ranger District has been posted to the website Trail Conditions page.

Trail reports contain a fair amount of useful information. Besides trail conditions, they include trail numbers, their official names and end-to-end mileages. The reports may also list information on trail and area closures, especially during fire season.

The current fire danger for the Spotted Bear District is MODERATE.

Glacier View trail condition reports for July 13 posted

Female Spruce Grouse Along Trail 3, July 21, 2014 - W. K. Walker

Female Spruce Grouse Along Trail 3, July 21, 2014 – W. K. Walker

The July 13, 2022 Forest Service Trail Condition Reports for the Glacier View Ranger District have been posted to the website Trail Conditions page. Forest Service crews  have been making some real progress. There are a lot of new entries this time around.

These reports contain a fair amount of useful information. Besides trail conditions, they include trail numbers, their official names and end-to-end mileages. The reports may also list information on trail and area closures, especially during fire season.

The current fire danger is MODERATE.

Trail work begun in Hay Creek Drainage

Brushing out along Hay Creek Trail #3, July 9, 2022 - W. K. Walker

Brushing out along Hay Creek Trail #3, July 9, 2022 – W. K. Walker

We’ve started work in the Hay Creek Drainage, beginning  with a short stretch of the Whitefish Divide Trail and the piece of the Hay Creek Trail west of the bridge at the foot of Hay Lake. We started at the west end because this is where most of the blow-downs hide out (we removed eight of them), posing considerable inconvenience to folks hiking this segment of the Pacific Northwest Trail.

Moran Creek Trail #2 is cleared

Wildflowers along Moran Creek Trail #2, July 18, 2020 - Madelon Martin

Wildflowers along Moran Creek Trail #2, July 18, 2020 – Madelon Martin

We got Moran Creek Trail #2 opened up yesterday, July 2. It’s a good thing we had a decent-size crew. Aside from the usual brushing out, we had to remove 33 blow-downs, some of them pretty substantial — not as bad as last year’s 54, but still plenty of work.

We were the first up the trail this season, but had at least 10 people come through while we were working.