Mid-October Trail Report

After a blissfully sunny fall, waking up to freezing temperatures and a dusting of snow on the mountains this week has somewhat abruptly reminded us that winter is right around the corner. We hope you’ve had a chance get out on the Whitefish Trail this month to enjoy the golden larch and aspens in their peak color. If you haven’t yet, there’s still time!

It’s been a busy month on the Whitefish Trail as we wrap up our season’s maintenance projects. Trail Coordinator Sam (and Todd the trail dog) have been hard at work constructing two new boardwalks on the Haskill Trail over wet spots that have developed since construction. These boardwalks will reduce resource damage and improve user experience in the wet months. Thank you Sam!

Our Adopt-a-Trail Crews have also been busy completing their fall trail work days to clear drainages and cut back brush along the trail before the snow flies. Did you know that we have 10 Adopt-a-Trail Crews, ranging from local businesses to HOAs to groups of friends who have signed up to maintain specific sections of trail? We currently have a few open sections of trail that are looking for crews. Let us know if you’re interested at info@whitefishlegacy.org

The Grouse Mountain Estates HOA crew enjoyed a lakeside BBQ after a day of trail work.
As fall continues, please remember that conditions can change rapidly this time of year. Mornings are colder, days are getting shorter, and our wildlife may be more active as they prepare to hunker down. Make sure you’re prepared when you head out on the trail. Hunting season on the lands around the trail begins October 23 so don’t forget to dig your blaze orange out of the back of the closet!

Send us your fall trail reports and photos to info@whitefishlegacy.org!