Over at the Mago Guide site, Patti Hart has posted a very nice, very detailed guide to the Mount Nasukoin hike (Trail 375) . . .
The hike to Nasukoin is without a doubt one of our favorites in the Whitefish Range of the Flathead National Forest. It is in fact not one but three hikes where the first stop is Link Lake, next on up to Lake Mountain, and finally all the way up to the top of Nasukoin, the highest point in the Glacier View Ranger district.
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On September 25, Rich Clark rode up Antley Creek Trail (Trial 106) and cleaned up the trashed out section near the top. John Frederick and I trudged along in his wake, performing lighter weight clean-up in the lower sections. Bottom line: The trail is open, although it is going to need some more brushing out next year.
The Antley Creek Trail (yellow highlighting) is a handy connector between Trail Creek Road and the Cleft Rock Trail (Trail 13).
Map – Antley Creek – Trail 106
The upper end of the trail passes through heavy timber.
Antley Creek Trail Looking North
Removing Blow-downs on Antley Creek Trail
At Top of Antley Pass
The lower (north end) 4.3 miles of Antley Creek Trail is abandoned roadbed, becoming overgrown in places. It is still passable, but we will likely end up working on it next year.
Northbound on Antley Creek Trail Near End of Day
Debo Powers’ article covers our recent activity in the west end of the Hay Creek drainage, but I thought it useful to include some additional material here.
Here’s a map of the two expeditions Debo mentions. The red track is the Trail 3-Trail 26 survey conducted on September 13. In yellow is the route of the successful September 18 search for the Trail 26-Trail 14 junction.
Hay Creek Explorations
Randy and I added about a mile to our part of the Trail 3 hike by spending some time investigating Hay Lake.
Here’s Randy at the Trail 3-Trail 26 junction.
Randy at T26
And here’s a photo of the Hay Creek drainage from the west end that I took on an earlier expedition up Trail 26.
Hay Creek Drainage from West End