Trail Shots: 'Old Glory' on Old Baldy in The Bob

Flying "Old Glory" at the top of Old Baldy in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Photo: Kameron Kidrick



Trail Shots is a little patriotic this week for the Fourth of July.

For the holiday on Monday, Kameron Kidrick led a group up 9,156-foot Old Baldy in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, flying "Old Glory" at the top.

The group ran about 16 miles round trip, reaching the second highest point on the Rocky Mountain Front from Route Creek Pass and the Middle Fork Teton trailhead northwest of Choteau.

Running across the open top of St. Mary Peak. Photo: Forrest Boughner
Also Monday, Forrest Boughner and others ran up 9,321-foot St. Mary Peak in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness west of Stevensville. The short 9-mile trip allowed for some time on the river later in the day.

Boughner recently discussed his Montana Mountain Project - in which he plans to summit the highest point in each of the state's mountain ranges - with Montana Trail Crew's own Nicole Hunt. Read the Trail Chat and follow Boughner over at his blog.

The Fork of the Blackfoot River below the trail up Falls Point. Photo: Steve Brown
At the southern end of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Steve and Jonah Brown did some exploring Saturday for the annual Run Across The Bob that Steve organizes.

They ran up the North Fork of the Blackfoot River to North Fork Falls and the burned remnants of a lookout atop 7,561-foot Falls Point in the Scapegoat Wilderness.

Read about last years RATBOB here.

Wildflowers bloom along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park. Photo: Glacier National Park
Wednesday brought good news from Glacier National Park:

"The Highline Trail is open for business! Prepare for patchy, low angle snow in some areas along the trail," the park posted on its Facebook page.

At least a couple of runners made alternate plans when they found the 7.6-mile trail between Logan Pass and Granite Park was still closed over the holiday weekend.

If you have a photo you'd like to share for Trail Shots, post it to the Montana Trail Crew Facebook page.

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