Posts By: Radd Icenoggle

  • Hikes 2015, Hiking

    Mill Creek Falls, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

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    Ah…Tuesday morning and time for hike with good buddy Jeff. Today’s target trail is the Mill Creek to a 60 foot waterfall with an excellent swimming hole at its base (no swimming today, weenie mode). This trail is an absolute gem with a continuous rock wall on the north side of the drainage, and open… Read more »

  • Travel

    Elk Meadows Sunday Drive

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    Vida and I took a spin to Elk Meadows, Packer Meadows, and, finally, Lolo Pass…a great Sunday drive. The Wildflowers  

  • Hikes 2015, Hiking

    Kootenai Creek on a cool morning

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    Kootenai Creek is probably the most used trail in the northern portion of the Bitterroot Range, but if you wake up 0 dark thirty, you can beat the crowd (okay, crowd is an over-statement, 12 people). This morning I had the place to myself, save for Olivia at my heels. Ground is covered quickly on… Read more »

  • Hikes 2015, Hiking

    Blue Mountain Lookout above Missoula

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    Clouds rolled overhead while they release precious few drops of rain. Strengthening light reveal Ruffed Grouse and Snowshoe Hares foraging on the slopes of Blue Mountain, which stands over Missoula. This is my first time hiking the final portion of the Blue Mountain National Recreation Trail (or Trail 3.01 for the locals). The trail switchbacks… Read more »

  • Hikes 2015, Hiking

    Sweathouse Creek

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    Sweathouse Creek is one of the less visited and most picturesque drainages along the east side of the Bitterroot Range. The trail becomes strewn with boulders and downed timber on the upper reaches of the route. These difficulties pale in comparison to the views of both of the Sweathouse Creek waterfalls. The Lower Sweathouse Falls… Read more »

  • Hikes 2015, Hiking

    Lolo Trail at Howard Creek

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    [map style=”width: auto; height:400px; margin:20px 0px 20px 0px; border: 1px solid black;” maptype=”TERRAIN” z=”15″ gpx=”http://radleyice.com/wp-content/uploads/Lolo Trail at Howard Creek.gpx”] I had past by this trailhead a hundred times, and for no good reason. This morning I was feeling historical, and hiking this trail as it sidehills above Lolo Creek brings to mind the Corps of… Read more »

  • Hikes 2015, Hiking

    Glen Lake Hike or the 5.4 Mile Hurdles

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    [map style=”width: auto; height:400px; margin:20px 0px 20px 0px; border: 1px solid black;” maptype=”TERRAIN” z=”14″ gpx=”http://radleyice.com/wp-content/uploads/Glen Lake.gpx”] The trail that leads to Glen Lake weaves mostly through the remains of the Gash Creek Fire, which fiercely burned through the lodgepole pines. The fire left almost every tree standing as a ghostly spire, and many of those… Read more »

  • Hikes 2015, Hiking

    Hiking along Saint Mary Peak

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    [map style=”width: auto; height:400px; margin:20px 0px 20px 0px; border: 1px solid black;” maptype=”TERRAIN” z=”15″ gpx=”http://radleyice.com/wp-content/uploads/Saint Mary Peak ridge.gpx”] On Saturday morning, I went for a quick hike on the Saint Mary Peak Lookout trail. I left the house relatively earlier in the AM, and had the trail to myself the whole morning. I truly enjoy… Read more »

  • Hikes 2015, Hiking

    Morning Hike along Bear Creek

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  • Hikes 2015, Hiking, Mushrooming

    Morel Picking along Big Spruce Creek

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    Out of wildfire comes a delicacy, the famed morel. Notice, I called it a morel, not a morel mushroom. Morels are fungi, but not a mushroom, technically. Anywho, the short hike up Big Spruce Creek goes through a burn that left the charred earth ideal for the growth of morels. [map style=”width: auto; height:400px; margin:20px… Read more »

  • Hikes 2015, Hiking

    Sweeney Ridge until the Deep Snow

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  • Birding, Butterflies, Herping

    Birding Loop with Tom

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    This past Monday, Tom Forwood and I took a birding loop that took us up Lolo Creek to the Fish Creek Road, and then, up the Clark Fork River. Even though it was a birding trip, I managed no bird keeper photographs, but I did have several first-of-year species. Among these were Hammond’s and Dusky… Read more »

  • Hikes 2015

    Blue Mountain Trail 6.01 to Hayes Point

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    Another short mid-day hike on Blue Mountain that was quite enjoyable with a few singing Yellow-rumped and Orange-crowned Warblers. This time I hiked along Trail 6.01, which is multi-use route and shows the effects of ORV traffic. Fortunately, not one noisy, smelly hunk of metal screamed past me, and the scene was largely silent except… Read more »

  • Featured

    Sunday Funday at Lochsa Lodge and Devoto Grove

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    It’s Sunday Funday! Today’s target location is the Lochsa Lodge for lunch and a peaceful stroll underneath the giant western red cedars of Devoto Grove.

  • Mountian Biking

    Crazy Canyon to Mount Sentinel

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    Sometimes I can over-estimate my energy/abilities, so riding from the Crazy Canyon parking lot to the top of Mount Sentinel seemed like a great idea. The trail on the way up is a steady incline, until the last 1/2 mile to the top where it gets ridiculously steep and with loose rock. Once on top,… Read more »