For those of us that live in western Montana, we are extremely fortunate to have so many great hiking destinations in such close proximity to our homes. Blue Mountain stands over Missoula, and on top of its forested slopes is a little-used fire lookout. The hike to the summit is a rather quick 1.9 miles and 700 vertical ( a welcome change from the steeper and longer hikes that we have been taking lately). As we walked along the trail, there were more than enough huckleberries for the picking and eating.
Max elevation: 6457 ft