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Special Events :: Community Event also Sports :: Outdoors
St. Mary Peak Lookout Trail Opening (Volunteer w/SBFC)
5:00 PM
St. Mary Trailhead
July 1-3, 2022 (note the 1st is a travel day, project work will occur on the 2nd and 3rd from approx. 8 am- 4 pm)

Help the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation continue our annual tradition of opening and maintaining the trail to the historic 9,000-foot St. Mary’s Peak Fire Lookout. This is one of the busiest trails on the Bitterroot National Forest, so early season maintenance is critical. We will be performing annual maintenance of the trail, including clearing downed trees, cleaning drainages, brushing vegetation, and redefining tread. As snow levels permit, we will also be focusing on deferred maintenance closer to the top of the trail. This work will include digging out and removing rock in the tread so that the trail is easier traveled by stock animals.

The hike to the lookout can be fairly arduous, with 2500 feet of elevation gained in 3.5 miles. However, upon reaching the summit you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness!

Camping accommodations will be available at a private residence for individuals joining us from afar. Our hosts have generously offered to cook dinner for the group on the evening of July 2nd; we will stay outside and socially distance while we eat. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided by SBFC.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: St. Mary Trailhead
Address: St. Mary Peak Rd Stevensville, MT 59870
Phone: N/A

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