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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: “Council Grove State Park

Lot's of blue-winged olives out around mid-day. Plenty of trout rising in the slough downstream of the parking lot. Lovely fall colors right now, too. We saw four other anglers and what appeared to be a guided boat anchored up in the eddy at the bottom of the slough. Fish were still working when we left around 5:00.

Posted by Matt Gibson on 10/13/2013 at 10:10 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: “Logging Creek Campground

one of our favorite campsites in glacier. some of the sites are on the creek. very quiet. no water, but trash service and a bear box if you need it.

Posted by ferndale montana hikers on 09/16/2013 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Sprague Creek Campground

this is a great spot if you get on of the lake sites, otherwise you get to camp on the road with all of its traffic or inbetween the road and lake where all of the sites are very close to each other. we will not go back there

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Posted by ferndale montana hikers on 09/08/2013 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Rock Creek

Salmon flies!

Posted by Matt Gibson on 06/06/2013 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Sheafman Point

Pretty much snow free as of Memorial Day weekend. Just a few minor patches near the summit.

Posted by Matt Gibson on 06/06/2013 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Bass Peak

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 28th:
This is a public observation from missoulaavalanche.org for Friday, April 19th for the north central Bitterroots. 0-3 inches new snow.

"Remote trigger large wind slab on east/southeast-facing slope in Bass Creek drainage. New snow poorly bonded to old sun/wind crust layers. Long varied crown of slide along beak in slope, width approx. 1500′. Slide traveled downhill about 600′ Glade and trees skiing was good above 7000′ with varied spring snow conditions ranging from zipper crusts to crud."

Thanks, K2.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/28/2013 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Izaak Walton Inn & Resort

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH:

Closed for the season.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/14/2013 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Montana Snowbowl

Snowbowl closed a week early this season because warm March weather melted enough snow to make coverage marginal. Of course, a winter storm came the week after. Bona fide face shots available today for those willing to hike for their turns, and plenty of snow to ski down to the parking lot. Should be very, very, very good again on Monday—as in thigh deep on the upper mountain.

Posted by Matt Gibson on 04/14/2013 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Mission Mountains Wilderness

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH:
This is a public observation from missoulaavalanche.org for Tuesday, April 9th on the Sheepshead SW face and McDonald Peak:

"Sunny, calm, cold – lows in teens, highs in mid-30s. 0-3" new snow.

"I did not dig a pit. Newer snow amounts above 7,000′ were: 3″ of light new snow, 8″ of settled snow from Friday – Sunday. All this sat on a stout crust from the warm spell. The new snow had bonded extremely well to the old crust on all aspects below 8,500′, and adequately above that.

"I was seeing some cracking around switchbacks. Hand pits on all aspects showed some clean shears within the new snow (up to 8″ deep), and I was able to ski cut out some 6″ slabs in starting zones. The range had gone through a moderate avalanche cycle late last week, with some of the big faces putting down impressive piles of wet avalanche debris. Since the cool off on sunday, avalanche activity was limited to sluffing in the new snow.

"I felt comfortable skiing pretty much everything, but headed out a few hours early to avoid wet slides late in the day.

"It is also worth noting that avalanche conditions have been consistently in the moderate range over the past week – I turned around on Castle crag (Bitterroot – Sheafman creek) on Saturday 4/6 due to unanticipated fresh wind slabs to 1.5′ in depth, and on Sunday 4/7, my partner triggered a 6″ slab which propogated wall-to-wall in the Eagle chute (Rattlesnake – north aspect, 45 degrees, 7,500′, north of Stuart peak)."

Thanks Brian Story!

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/14/2013 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Canyon Creek

SNOW REPORT FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH:
This is a public observation from missoulaavalanche.org from Tuesday, April 9th.

"25 [degrees] at 4200′ that morning, sunny and rapid warming as the day went on. No wind. 6-12" new snow.

"We toured up Canyon Creek in the Bitterroots quickly realizing our original objective, the south face of canyon proper was going to be too warm and sunny with the unexpected amount new snow. Headed for the NE face of Canyon Peak and dug pit mid way up apron on an NE aspect about 8000′. 10″ new snow failed ECT1 Q2. All aspects except due north heavily affected by sun with a weak unconsolidated slab. Bailed on Canyon proper and headed for a true north facing, less exposed run off of North Canyon Peak. As seen in the photo, an E and SE slope across the basin had evidence of large and recent point release avalanches. Skied the north facing run. The snow was cold, deep, and stable."

Thanks Blake Votilla!

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/14/2013 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Big Sky Resort

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH:
Big Sky got 1-3 inches overnight, 1-3 inches yesterday, and 3-5 inches in the last 48 hours. Not bad for the closing weekend. It's currently 23 degrees and socked in, with winds at 15 mph. There's a base depth of 50 inches at the bottom and 75 up top. Surface conditions include new snow and machine groomed. The following lifts are closed: Cascade Triple, Little Thunder 2, Lone Moose Triple, and Pony Express Triple. 94% of the mountain is still open. AND there's a pond skimming event at 3pm.
GET SOME!!

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/13/2013 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH:

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/13/2013 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Bridger Bowl

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH:

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/13/2013 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Whitefish Mountain Resort

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH:

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/13/2013 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Red Lodge Mountain Resort

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH:

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/13/2013 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Moonlight Basin

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH:
One to two inches overnight, one to two inches in the last 24 hours, and three inches in the last 48 hours have fallen on Moonlight. The base depth is 62". Pony Lift is closed for the rest of the season. Surface conditions include packed powder and machine groomed. It's currently snowing with winds from 18 to 23 mph. It's 27 degrees. Tomorrow is closing day.
GET SOME!!

Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/13/2013 at 10:23 AM

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