Granite Lake
CMW, Montana
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THERE ARE 3 OPENINGS ON THIS TRIP IF ANYONE IS UP TO AN ALPINE START HIKE IN THE CABINET MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS.***THIS TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JULY 14, DUE TO FLOODING AND THE TRAIL HAS NOT BEEN CLEARED BY USFS. ....PLEASE CALL ME AT 208.659.8183 ONLY. Member Amy Voeller has stepped up to co-lead this trip. Granite Lake trailhead is 2.5 hours from Athol. We will meet at the Super 1 in Athol at the Farragut exit at 4:45 am sharp. Those wishing to carpool from Spokane to Athol can use the attendees list to arrange carpooling. After a short stop at the Libby Roseuars for last minute supplies, we will drive the about 8 miles to the trailhead 48°15’10”N 115°41’20”W The hike is 6 miles one way with 4 creek crossings. The first is the most difficult at 2 miles near Granite Falls. At 4.5 miles we will break out of the forest to reveal the magnificent north face of “A” Peak towering above. Its still 1.5 miles to the lake with outstanding views all along the way. After spending the day at Granite Lake, we will head back down the trail to the cars, and drive home. I did this in Roctober, 2018, and it was easily doable. PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: 13 essentials including Second Skins for blisters, dress for all weather conditions, lunch & libations, trail snacks, sit pad, trekking poles, waterproof boots, water sandals & towel, and don’t forget your camera & binoculars. Please register on our website, AND CALL ME AT 208.659.8183 with your interest in attending. If you do not call me, you are not going to be included. I suspect a full trip, so I will start a waiting list. If you need to cancel your participation, that’s okay. BUT PLEASE CALL ME ASAP SO I CAN CONTACT THOSE ON THE WAITING LIST. On my first trip there in 1983, the back wall below “A” Peak had dozens of 100’ waterfalls. Group size limit of 8. PLEASE CALL ME. Google Granite Lake, ice climbing to read an article on some guys who ski in and climb 1000 foot ice ribbons.