Mid-August Trail Report

The Whitefish Trail has become dry and dusty during the last two weeks, although respite from the heat can still be found at Swift Creek and in Haskill where running water cools sections of mature forest. Get out there early to avoid the hottest part of the day or pick one of the many lakes alongside the trail as a destination for an afternoon swim. 
Elsewhere on the trail, Lion Mountain has been buzzing with kiddos the past two weeks during our annual Forest Explorer’s Camp. They are spending time exploring nature, building forts, and participating in nature-inspired art activities on the trail.
With vegetation drying out and Stage II fire restrictions starting in Flathead County on Thursday, we wanted to send out a friendly reminder to be fire-wise this season! When exploring our local public lands, please remember that smoking, fireworks, and campfires are prohibited and to please be mindful when driving your vehicle to access the Whitefish Trail. Dry grass and brush can spark from hot tailpipes and engines. Think moisture and do your best rain dance!