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Glacier View & Hungry Horse trail condition reports for September 28 posted

Lunchtime, Coal Ridge Wilderness Walk, July 16, 2022 - W. K. Walker

Lunchtime, Coal Ridge Wilderness Walk, July 16, 2022 – W. K. Walker

The September 28, 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 MODERATE.

NOTICE: Due to the Weasel Fire, the following trails are closed:
Thoma-Tuchuck #19
Tuchuck Ridge #114
Tuchuck Creek #23
Review Mountain #113

Spotted Bear District trail conditions report for Aug 25 posted

The Spotted Bear River near the ranger station - Michael Hodge

The Spotted Bear River near the ranger station – Michael Hodge

The Aug 25, 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.

Current closures include:
– Dean Creek Fire – Trail 87
– Canon Creek Fire – Trails 115, 218, 226, 493 and 693
For updates on the Fires and closures please go to InciWeb.

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

Glacier View & Hungry Horse trail condition reports for August 25 posted

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

The August 25, 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.

NOTICE: Due to the Weasel Fire, the following trails are closed:
Thoma-Tuchuck #19
Tuchuck Ridge #114
Tuchuck Creek #23
Review Mountain #113
Trail Creek Road #114 is also closed to ALL unauthorized use as of August 22, 2022, for much needed road maintenance. The road work runs from 3 miles west of the junction of Trail Creek Road and the North Fork Road to Trail Creek Road’s junction with Road #319 on the Kootenai National Forest. This work is anticipated to take up to 4 weeks to complete.

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).

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

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.

Cyclone Lookout (Trail 40) Accessible

Cyclone Lookout, June 1, 2022 - W. K. Walker

Cyclone Lookout, June 1, 2022 – W. K. Walker

Delayed by the slow melt-out due to record cool temperatures in May, we decided to see if we could get to Cyclone Lookout on June 1. We actually got all the way to the top! The first mile is now cut out, including five or six trees blocking the road that forms the first half-mile of Trail 40 on its way to the summit. There are another 13 chainsaw-worthy blow-downs across the trail further up that we’ll go back for soon, although we did at least turn them into step-overs for now. UPDATE on June 8: All blow-downs have been cut out. The trail is completely clear.

As we were getting ready to leave the lookout, a Customs and Border Patrol helicopter circled in and dropped off a couple of folks to perform maintenance on their repeater up there.