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Team: North
Monday, August 5, 2002
Flathead National Forest
Peak Trails

Peak Trails
Courtesy C. Talley

Where is the trail?

Where is the trail?
Courtesy C. Talley

The Flathead National Forest covers 2.3 million acres of rugged mountains and lush valleys, a landscape shaped by the glaciers of the last 10,000 years. Nearly half of this acreage is designated wildereness, protecting this landscape and its inhabitants in a near-pristine state. Roads, timber harvest, and motorized travel are not permitted in these areas.

The rest of the forest is open to multiple uses. Some areas are checkerboarded with state lands or with lands owned by the
Plum Creek Timber Company. Numerous trails serve hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and OHV users. The enormous Hungry Horse Reservoir is a popular destination for boating and fishing. Rafters enjoy the bone-rattling rapids of the Wild & Scenic Flathead River, as it carves its path out of the wilderness. The most delicious activity in the Flathead is huckleberry picking. Huckleberries are ripe from mid-July to October and the best picking is usually found in areas that have been opened up by forest fires, timber cutting, or along roads. Yum!
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