Discover the Rocky Mountain Front

Discover the Rocky Mountain Front

by Tom Kotynski

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Overview

Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front is an iconic landscape where the Rocky Mountains tower abruptly above the northern plains. Stretching from Rogers Pass in the south to Marias Pass on the edge of Glacier National Park, the Front includes wilderness areas, abundant wildlife, and great hiking. Former Great Falls Tribune editor and educator Tom Kotynski has been hiking in and writing about the Rocky Mountain Front for more than 40 years. This edition of his book features new and updated hikes plus detailed trip-planning information that makes it the best guide for exploring the entire Front by road and trail.
Containing:
•32 hikes
•34 maps
•114 B&W photos
•16 color photos
•Hikes rated from easy to strenuous
•Estimated hiking times
•Best time to go
•What you’ll see
•Suggested sidetrips
•Directions to a dozen waterfalls
•Recommendations for more than 30 peak climbs
•Where to go cross country skiing and snowshoeing
•Campgrounds and local lodging
•Special wildlife areas
•Suggestions for hiking the Front with children

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606390856
Publisher: Riverbend Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,184,546
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Hiking New Wilderness 7

Why choose the Rocky Mountain Front for your day hikes? 10

Boundaries of the Front 11

Access to the Front 14

Should concerns about grizzlies keep you way from the Front? 21

How to Use this Book 23

Hikes Rated by Difficulty 24

1 Rogers Pass 27

2 Devil's Glen 31

3 Falls Creek 35

4 Steamboat Mountain 39

5 Petty Creek/Crown Creek Loop 43

6 Crown Mountain 47

7 Patrol Mountain 51

8 Renshaw Lake Loop 55

9 Willow Creek Falls 59

10 Lime Gulch 63

11 Home Gulch/Sun Canyon 67

12 Wagner Basin 71

13 Mortimer Gulch/Deep Creek 75

14 Ear Mountain 79

15 Rierdon/Green Gulch Loop 83

16 Headquartes Pass 87

17 Our Lake 91

18 Rocky Mountain Peak 95

19 Clary to Blackleaf 99

20 Route Creek Pass/Middle Fork Teton 103

21 Jones Creek 107

22 North Fork Teton River Canyon 111

23 Mount Wright 115

24 Teton Pass 119

25 Muddy Creek Falls 123

26 Blindhorse 127

27 Blackleaf Canyon 131

28 North Fork Dupuyer Canyon 135

29 Swift Dam 139

30 North Fork of Birch Creek 143

31 Kiyo Crag Lake 147

32 Marias Pass 151

Waterfalls of the Front 155

Climbs 159

Special Areas Along the Front 169

Hiking the Front with Children 172

Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing 174

Camping 176

Towns along the Front 177

Geology of the Front 180

Mountain Names of the Front 182

Related Resources and Maps 186

The Front Line 188

About the Author 189

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