Posts Tagged: Mount Sentinel

  • HIking 2017

    Mount Sentinel via Pengelly Ridge

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    Normally, I think of Mount Sentinel has the M with its constant flow of folks making their way to the whitewashed concrete letter, but Mount Sentinel is a large area with an extensive network of trails. On a sunny day, Vida and I decided to tackle the slope from Pengelly Ridge to the top, and we… Read more »

  • HIking 2017

    Mount Sentinel after the first rain in 45 days

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    It rained…I almost forgot what rain was, but there it was falling from the smokey sky. Vida had the idea of hiking in the cool air, so we decided on a quick hike up Mount Sentinel from the Crazy Canyon trailhead. Mount Sentinel (formally known as Mount Woody) stands above Missoula, and it is the… Read more »

  • Mountian Biking

    Hidden Treasure/MoZ Downhill

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    Starting at the Crazy Canyon, I made it to the top of trail 301.2, and started a bomb downhill that ended in Missoula. The ride along the MoZ, which was constructed for mountain biking, is stunning with views of the entire valley and wide switchbacks for a little fun.

  • 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 »

  • Birding, Photography

    Cassin’s Vireo from Mount Sentinel

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    Harsh questions and answers resonate through the Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine. The first note is always an upward, plaintive infliction, and the following an answering second, upward note. This questioning is relentless as if I am being grilled in a Turkish prison. The Cassin’s Vireo is one of three members of the former Solitary Vireo, which was split into… Read more »