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Winter treks led by Scotchman Peaks group


Deb Hunsicker of Sagle snowshoes through the Ross Creek Grove of Ancient Cedars near the Bull River in Western Montana last January during a hike guided by Friends of the Scotchman Peaks. 
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Deb Hunsicker of Sagle snowshoes through the Ross Creek Grove of Ancient Cedars near the Bull River in Western Montana last January during a hike guided by Friends of the Scotchman Peaks. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

WINTER SPORTS — Tracking critters with a naturalist, studying winter ecology and a ladies-only snowshoe trek into an ancient cedar grove are among a dozen outings the public can join in a winter trip series led by the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

The annual outing series in the proposed wilderness area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille starts Sunday with a snowshoe walk up the Lightning Creek Road to the Regal Creek Trail.

Some of the trips are easy, some are quite challenging.

Pre-registration is required.




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