Late July Trail Report

Although the trails are getting dry and dusty, this huckleberry season has been a bumper crop so far! Low elevation berries on the Whitefish Trail won’t be ripe for much longer as they head up the mountains to cooler weather. The harvest slowly ripens as you gain elevation, and by late August the ripe berries are high in the alpine environments above the valley. Grab an empty gallon jug or a basket and see if you can find a honey hole of good picking.

With temps in the 90’s, Beaver Lakes is the place to be during this heat wave. Have you been out to Woods Lake yet? You can hike or bike a three-mile loop and see four scenic lakes. You better take a swim suit and some goggles because the water is perfect right now for an afternoon dip. We are lucky in NW Montana to have so many lakes easily accessible on our local public lands.

There have been a few trees down lately, and we are replacing a few outdated trailhead signs this week. For those wondering, we are getting a quote to replace and fix the donation box at Lion Mountain. Luckily, we can reuse the post but will have to get a new drawer welded. Stay tuned!

As you get out and explore the Whitefish Trail this summer, we’d love to see your photos and hear your trail stories!