Cabins in the Woods

By | October 1, 2018

The current state of the Black Bear Cabin along the South Fork Flathead River in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Photo courtesy of the Flathead National Forest

The Flathead Beacon has an article that begins… The dusty dirt trail heading east out of Holland Lake, over Gordon Pass and down to Big Prairie leads back in time, to the days of tough old forest rangers, plucky packers and a world without ease.

It’s a place where camp cooks once washed the mold off ham shanks to feed work crews when the rations ran low, and cigarette ash mingled with the pepper on scrambled eggs.

There’s no power, no cell tower, no motorized use. Instead of chainsaws, the backcountry rangers who call this burly chunk of wilderness home use crosscut saws, Pulaskis, loppers, and hand saws to perform their work, clearing and maintaining a sprawling network of trails.

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