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Comment Archives: Locations: Outdoors: Point of Interest

Re: “The Jack Saloon

Winter hours: Grill: Noon until 8 weeknights: Noon until 9 Fri and Saturday. Call for cabins 406-273-6264 after 12 noon Tue thru Sun.

Posted by Patricia Larkin on 12/30/2014 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Ptarmigan Tunnel

grteat hike. moderately hard because of the uphill climb. worth the trip.

Posted by ferndale montana hikers on 09/23/2013 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Sluice Boxes State Park

The sluice boxes are a very unique and stunningly beautiful 4 mile stretch of Belt creek. They start at the Logging creek bridge and continue for about 4 miles to the bridge at the base of Riceville Hill. There is a fairly decent trail the entire length but several (and very likely deep) creek crossings are necessary. Trout fishing all through here is excellent due to an abundance of nice deep holes. When I was a teenager my friends and I would wear boots (to push off of the rocks) and scuba masks (to look at fish) and body float the entire length. There is a very deep hole at a 90 degree bend that has a nice series of rock ledges for jumping (or backflipping) from. The scenery outside of the creek is amazing as well. The vertical rock faces on either side of the creek zig-zag the entire 4 miles similar to a maze. There are some railroad remnants that are best avoided though. All in all I think this short strech of Montana is one of the coolest.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by horndog1200 on 04/02/2012 at 5:21 AM

Re: “Lolo Pass

This is a great place to bring the family for a day of sledding on the hill behind the main cabin. Also the cabin is full of goodies like hot chocolate or coffee after a long day xcountry skiing, snowmobiling, or sledding.

Posted by Ian Vatoussis on 11/04/2010 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Lolo Pass

Great spring skiing on March 16. Even though a lot of snow has melted in the last week or so, it was still as deep as I've ever seen it up there. South faces skied well in the morning, and northern aspects softened up nicely after lunch.

Posted by Matt Gibson on 03/17/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The Jack Saloon

Winter hours: Weekdays Noon till 10:00 Grill closes at 9: Weekends Noon till 2 am.

Book a cabin early they go fast and the bands are every Saturday night at 9.

Posted by Patricia Larkin on 11/25/2013 at 9:24 AM

Re: “The Jack Saloon

GREAT PARTY GREAT TIME, HOLLOWEEN ROCKS AND ROLLS

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Posted by Patricia Larkin on 11/03/2013 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Rendezvous Ski Trails

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH:
Trails have not been groomed since March 29th. It's currently 31 degrees and cloudy with winds at 9 mph.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/07/2013 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Bohart Ranch

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH:
Closed for the season.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/07/2013 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Chief Joseph Pass

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH:
Grooming for Chief Joseph Pass is done for the season. Today there's a 90% chance of snow with a high of 42 degrees. Winds are at 11 to 16 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation could amount to 2 to 4 inches. Snow is in the forecast for the rest of the week.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/07/2013 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Rendezvous Ski Trails

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST:
Warm spring conditions, crust cruising in the basin is quite good. Rendezvous, Dead Dog, and Deja View were groomed, skate and classic, on Friday evening. It's currently 16 degrees and mostly sunny with calm winds.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/31/2013 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Bohart Ranch

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST:
Today is the last day of the season for Bohart Ranch. It's currently 36 degrees with spring conditions. Yesterday's hight was 46 degrees. Trails have been groomed today for the last time.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/31/2013 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Chief Joseph Pass

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST:
Temperatures are reaching the point where it is no longer possible to groom with any consistency. Trails were smoothed for the last time on Friday, March 29th. Because daytime temperatures rise so quickly, it is tracks were not set.

Remember that crust skiing will be good for quite some time yet, especially in the mornings. There is still plenty of snow at the Chief Joseph Trail System, snow which is unlikely to melt anytime soon.

Today's forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 56 degrees and light winds.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/31/2013 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Lost Horse Canyon

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST:
This is a public observation from missoulaavalanche.org from Sunday, March 24th in the Lost Horse area North to Northeast facing, 8,000ft max elevation:

"Sunny, cold in shade. Very little wind, no snow transport observed. Slope had minimal wind loading from thr past week. No new snow.

"Cold and good snow from 8000 down to 6000 ft. First run – skier 3 of 3 caused slough from point release on more North East facing aspect. Second run – skier 1 caused significant soft snow avalanche as deep as 16-18 inches propagating 100+ ft wide traveling 600 vertical ft. Slope angle 38 degrees. Aspect North. Elevation 7900. Initiated 25ft down from ridge line.

"This slope sees less (very little) sun compared to the more north east facing aspect of our first run(also powder). The snow was powder but cohesive enough to have slab like behavior.

"Our pit results on North East aspect indicated stable snowpack with good bonding of new snow. ECT23N at soft snow interface and ECT27N a few inches deeper. Pit elevation 7000ft.

"Always be wary of snow near ridgelines and plan entrance to avalanche terrain with knowledge awareness and respect."

Thanks Steve Geiger!

Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/31/2013 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Rendezvous Ski Trails

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 24th:
There was no new snow on Saturday morning and Rendezvous, Dead Dog, Deja View, Spirit Loop, Drewski, Washburn, Jerry's, the Doodle, Biathlon Range, and Kid's loop were al groomed. Skiing will be fast on machine-tilled fresh snow, both skate and classic. Trails are maintained with a piston bully on the weekends and a snowmobile for touch-ups over the week. The riverside and boundary were also groomed yesterday. It's currently -21 degrees and partly sunny with a northwest wind at 17 mph.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/24/2013 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Bohart Ranch

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 24th:
No new snow has fallen overnight, but about 4 inches of snow have fallen in the last few days. Surface condition is packed powder. It's currently 2 degrees and yesterday's high was 20 degrees. Trails have been groomed today.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/24/2013 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Chief Joseph Pass

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 24th:
All classic trails were groomed on Friday, with fresh tracks set. Only light snow was forecasted this weekend, so skiing should be excellent. On Wednesday, groomers trimmed overhanging branches along the skate trails and compacted the skating surface. They're saying the skating trails are in the best shape of the season right now. All the trails including skate were groomed on Monday as well with compaction drags and rollers. Today there's a 20% chance of snow showers and partly sunny with a high near 35 degrees. Calm winds pick up to 5 mph in the morning. There's chance of rain and snow all week.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/24/2013 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Bohart Ranch

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH:
Bohart Ranch got four new inches of snow to play on. It's currently 27 degrees and still snowing. The surface condition is packed powder, but trails have been groomed today. Yesterday's high was 40 degrees.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/17/2013 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Chief Joseph Pass

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH:
It's too hot to groom this week. If it snows this week, grooming might be a possibility. If you're into crust cruising, skiing should be good each day until noon. There's a 90% chance of snow today with a high near 28 degrees with winds blowing at 16 to 21 mph, gusts at 28 mph. Daytime accumulation could be up to two inches, and snow is forecasted for the rest of the week.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/17/2013 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Lubrecht Experimental Forest

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH:
Observations from Missoula Nordic Ski Club.

Conditions are spring-like, with corn snow developing. Not much new snow has fallen since earlier in the month. The trails were last recorded as groomed on Friday, March 8th.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/17/2013 at 8:54 AM

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