LAKE MCDONALD - trail status as of 11:13PM Mountain Time on 6-19-2019
Apgar L.O. Trail/ 2.8 mi.
Road end to Apgar Lookout / 2.8 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/1/2019 Per 256

Avalanche Lake Trail
Avalanche Campground - Foot of Avalanche Lake/ 2.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 5/6/19 Per 256

Posted for Bear frequenting 5/19/19 by T13.


Foot of Avalanche Lake - Head of Avalanche Lake/ 0.8 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 5/6/2019 per 256

Posted for Bear frequenting 5/19/19 by T13.


Camas Creek Drainage
North Fork Road - Foot of Trout Lake/ 7.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 5/30/2019 per 250


Foot of Trout Lake to Arrow Lake / 2.3 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing: Cleared 5/29/2019 per 256


Arrow Lake to Camas Lake / 3.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/18/2019 per 256


Flattop Mountain Trail (to Fifty Mountain)
Packer's Roost to Flattop Mtn. Campground / 5.7 mi.
Initial Trail Clearing Scheduled: Cleared 6/12/2019 per 451

Mineral Creek Suspension Bridge: Installed 6/11/2019 per 451


Flattop Campground - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 6.3 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: 7/10/2019 per 250


Granite Park Trail
Loop - Granite Park Chalet/ 4.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete to snowline 5/29/2019 per 250

Trail is 99% snow covered beginning 1 mile below the Granite Park Campground. Snow 4-6 ft deep. 6/8/19 per L12.


Highline Trail
Logan Pass - Granite Park Chalet/ 7.6 mi.
Trail CLOSED between Logan Pass and Haystack due to snow hazards. 6/14/19 per L10

Projected Initial clearing: 6/30/2019 per 250

Rimrock handline projected installation:6/30/2019


Highline Trail - Grinnell Glacier Overlook/ 0.8 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing: 7/10/2019 per 250


Granite Park Chalet - Fifty Mtn. Campground/ 11.9 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: 7/31/2019 per 250


Howe Lake Trail
North Fork Road to Howe Lake / 2.0 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete to lower lake 250


Howe Ridge Trail
North Fork Road to Trout Lake Trail / 9.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Winter status per 250


Howe Ridge trail to Howe Lake / 1.7 mi.
Initial Clearing scheduled: Complete to Howe Lake 5/29/2019


Huckleberry Mountain Trails
Camas Road to Huckleberry Lookout/ 6.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/17/19 per 256


Huckleberry Nature Trail \ .9 mi.
Projected initial clearing: 5/23/2019 per 250 Trail is clear. 5/6/2019 per 224DM
Lincoln Creek Trail
South Boundary Trail to Lincoln Lake Trail Jct. / 5.8 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete to creek x-ing 5/17/19 Per 256

Suspension Bridge at Lincoln Creek: Installed 5/14/2019 per 256


Lincoln Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road - Lincoln Lake/ 8.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing: Complete 6/5/2019 per 250

Trail open for day use: Little tree coverage, 80% sun exposure. 5/28/19 per 224 Hvizdak


McDonald Lake
North Mcdonald Road (Kelly Camp) to Fish Creek CPG. / 6.6 mi
Projected initial clearing date: Complete to Lake MCD CG 5/11/2019 per 250

200+ down trees between Lake McDonald backcountry campground and North McDonald Rd. per 223 5/5/19 Road is closed to traffic at Kelly Camp Trailhead. 6/12/2019


Spur to Rocky Point / .3 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: complete 4/25/2019 per 250
McDonald Valley Trails
Includes all trails contained within the valley
1. Apgar Flats Horse Loops: Complete 4/29/2019 per 250

2. Apgar Mountain Horse Loops: complete 4/25/2019 per 250

3. Ox-Bow Trail: Complete 4/25/2019 per 250

4. Johns Lake Loop Trails: Complete 4/25/2019 per 250

5. Johns Lake to Avalanche CG: Complete 4/29/2019 per 250

6. Apgar Village Pathways: Complete 4/29/2019 per 250

7. Apgar Bike Path from Headquarters to Apgar Village: Complete 4/25/2019 per 250

8. McDonald Creek Trail - Complete 4/29/2019 250


Mt. Brown L.O. Trail
Sperry Trail - Mt. Brown L.O./ 3.7 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing scheduled: 6/10/2019 per 250

Trail is clear to snowline. Snow is reached about 3/4 mile before L.O. 100% snow cover at L.O. 6/12/2019 per 224DM


Old Flathead Ranger Station Road
Apgar L.O. Road Jct.-Old Flathead R.S.(MF/NF Conf.) 3.7 mi.
Initial Clearing: Complete 4/25/2019 per 250


Old R.S - North Fork River 5.2 Miles
Projected Initial Clearing scheduled: 5/30/2019 per 250


Snyder Lake Trail
Sperry Trail to Snyder Lake / 2.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/17/19 per 256

Trail clear of trees and snow. 6/2/19 per 223


Snyder Ridge Trail
Sperry Trail (Crystal Ford) to Lincoln Lake Trail / 2.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 5/30/2019 per 250

Trail clear of snow. One leaner tree south of Fish lake. Several slumps due to root burnout, etc. from the Sprague Fire of 2017. 5/19/19 223


Lincoln Lake Trail to Going to the Sun Road / 6.2 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/6/2019 per 250


South Boundary Trail
Headquarters to Lincoln Creek Tr. Jct. / 5.3 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Complete 5/14/2019 per 256

Suspension Bridge projected installation: Installed 5/14/2019 per 256


Sperry Trail
Lake McDonald Lodge - Sperry Chalet/ 6.4 mi.
The area immediately surrounding the Chalet is CLOSED- Construction and hazardous conditions.

Trail is snow free to bridge junction of Comeau Pass and Chalet. Continuous snow cover from the bridge to the Chalet.

224DM 6/14/2019


Sperry Chalet - Sperry Glacier/ 3.7 mi.
The area immediately surrounding the Chalet is CLOSED- Construction and hazardous conditions.

Projected initial clearing date: 7/12/2019 per 250

Projected installation of Hand line and bridges to Comeau Pass 7/11/2019, per 250.

Trail to pass has 2 hazardous water crossing, the latter one is patched over by snow causing a dangerous undercut. After the water crossings the trail is 100% snow covered to the pass. Hand line section is still filled in with steep snow/ice. Ice axe and crampons HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 6/14/2019 224DM


Sperry Chalet - Lake Ellen Wilson/ 2.4 mi.
The area immediately surrounding the Chalet is CLOSED- Construction and hazardous conditions.

Initial Clearing projected: Winter Status per 250

Intermittent snow between the chalet and campground. Muddy per L12 6/19/19


Lake Ellen Wilson - Gunsight Pass/ 1.7 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing scheduled: 7/13/2019 per 250


Swiftcurrent L.O. Trail
Swiftcurrent Pass Trail - Swiftcurrent L.O./ 1.4 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing Scheduled: 7/12/2019 per 250.


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Granite Park Chalet - Swiftcurrent Pass/ 0.9 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing projected:7/12/2019 per 250


Trout Lake Trail (From North McDonald Road)
North McDonald Road to Trout Lake / 4.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 5/29/2019 Per 256

Road is closed to all traffic at the Upper McDonald Creek Bridge, hence the Trout Lake trailhead is closed for the 2019 season.



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