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Ross Creek Winter Hike

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Mar
Saturday
10
2018
Date: SaturdayMar 10, 2018
Rating: Easy to Moderate
Leader: Annie Gassmann, Grete Gansauer
Contact: annie@scotchmanpeaks.org, ggansauer@wildmontana.org   
Directions to Trailhead or Meeting Location:

If traveling from Libby; head south on Hwy 2 out of town.  About 16 miles from Libby, turn left onto Bull Lake Road/Hwy 56, drive about 18 miles and turn right onto Forest Road #398.  We will meet at the plowed-out area off the road.

Hike Description:

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Join Annie and Grete for a joint FSPW and MWA snowshoe to the Ross Creek Cedars. This route is located along the east side of the proposed wilderness area into one of the best areas for views into both the Scotchmans and across to the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area on the other side of the valley.

GonzagaGroupThis is a relatively moderate travel up the occasionally groomed Ross Creek Cedars road for snowshoers. We will snowshoe up the road, stopping along the way to enjoy the beautiful views. Once we reach the ancient cedar forest, we’ll trek in and find a spot to enjoy lunch (please pack food and water for a full day excursion). After lunch, we’ll begin our trek back to the vehicles. There is a grand view of the Bull River valley a couple of miles in after climbing approximately 1000′. All levels of snowshoe experience are welcome. The goal is the viewpoint of the valley (approx. 4 miles round trip).  Annie and Grete will give an update on the protection Status of the Scotchman Peaks proposed wilderness, our collaborative work in Montana with the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition, and let you know what you can do to help protect this special place.

There will be car pooling opportunities from Libby. Send a note to Annie or Grete if you’d like to car pool, otherwise we will meet at 10 am on Saturday, March 10th at the turn-off for the Ross Creek Cedars, off of the Bull River Highway/Hwy 56.