Little Spar Lake Wilderness Walk with Wild Montana

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Date: MondayAug 21, 2023
Rating: Strenuous
Leader: Juli Thurston
Contact:    903-440-2250
Directions to Trailhead or Meeting Location:

From MT-56, turn onto Troy Mine Road (westbound; aka Asarco Mine Road). It is located between milepost 24 and 25, a few miles north of Bull Lake. After about 3 miles, turn right onto FR-7148 (gravel) and follow that for 1.5 miles. It will merge with FR-384 a half-mile before FR-384 is blacktopped. Follow FR-384 for about 2 miles to Spar Lake; go past Spar Lake; the trailhead is where the road dead ends. From Troy follow Hwy 2 east for approximately 2.5 miles to Lake Creek road 384; go past Spar Lake and follow the road until you get to the trailhead.

Hike Description:

Little Spar Lake sits in a rugged basin within the shadows of 7009-foot Scotchman Peak. The trail to it follows one of the most scenic and dramatic stream valleys in the entire Cabinet Mountain range. You will pass through groves of giant cedars and Western hemlocks, skirt below cliffs, and blaze across wildlife-rich meadows. You will hike past Spar Peak and cross Spar Creek and a couple of other small drainages in route to the lake.

Hike is Monday, August 21st 8am-4pm MST (7am-3pm PST).

Registration form will be posted here and open one month prior to the hike date.

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