The Flathead Beacon says… There are 2,249 miles of designated trails in the Flathead National Forest, enough single track to journey from Kalispell to New York. Among its many tasks, the U.S. Forest Service is responsible for managing that expansive network of public paths, which provide beloved access to alpine lakes, towering peaks and wild valleys. Needless to say, it’s not an easy or inexpensive job. That’s where vital volunteer organizers have stepped up in recent decades to assist the federal agency. Read the full story here.
Did you know that the North Fork has its own trail maintenance volunteers? For more information, check out the North Fork Trails Associations website and see how you might help.