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WildFest 2017: Ninemile Ranger Station Activities

Montana Wilderness Association

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM (MDT)

WildFest 2017: Ninemile Ranger Station Activities
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Type End Quantity
Tri-Con Lumber Mill Tour   more info Sep 9, 2017 Free  
Stewardship Tour   more info Sep 9, 2017 Free  
Bighorn Sheep Habitat Tour in Petty Mountain Viewing Area   more info Sep 9, 2017 Free  
Tour of historic Ninemile Ranger Station w/ mules & packing demonstration   more info Sep 9, 2017 Free  
Grand Menard Family hike   more info Sep 9, 2017 Free  

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The historic Ninemile Remount Depot provided experienced packers and their animals to fight fires and work on backcountry projects since the 1930s. Located on the Ninemile Ranger District compound, this historic site is educational, nostalgic and a visual delight, with its Cape Cod architecture, beautiful pasture, and mountain landscapes. The following activities will be avialable that day:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tri-Con Lumber Mill Tour (includes travel time)
    • Come tour Tricon Timber in St. Regis to learn about timber markets and how this local mill is evolving as a vibrant part of the local economy. Tricon has been at the forefront of stewardship and forest restoration in western Montana by accessing a sustainable resource while reducing the forest fire fuel that has plagued our country in recent years.
    • Meet at Ninemile Ranger Station (20325 Remount Road, Huson MT 59846) at 8:30 to carpool to Tri-Con, in St. Regis. Limit 20, ages 12 and above.
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Stewardship Tour
    • Meet at Ninemile Ranger Station (20325 Remount Road, Huson MT 59846) at 9:00 to carpool to first site. Limit 15.
    • Witness the incredible work that Trout Unlimited has completed in ten abandoned mine reclamation projects in the Ninemile Valley. Their work reversed large-scale operations in Upper Ninemile Creek that resulted in multiple thread stream channels, abandoned dredge ponds, and large eroding piles that used to dominate the stream corridor.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Bighorn Sheep Habitat Tour in Petty Mountain Viewing Area
    • Meet at Ninemile Ranger Station (20325 Remount Road, Huson MT 59846) at 9:45 to carpool to site. Limit 20. Bring binoculars and water.
    • Approximately 8.5 miles long, the Petty Mountain Viewing Area begins at Road 5563 and ends at the junction with Trail 1220. What makes this hike truly amazing, though, is the large herd of bighorn sheep that are frequently seen ambling along the cliffs. Seeing the sheep is not guarenteed, however.
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Tour of historic Ninemile Ranger Station w/ mules & packing demonstration
    • Location: Ninemile Ranger Station (20325 Remount Road, Huson MT 59846). Limit 25.
    • Park Rangers will be on hand to provide information about the pack animals and firefighters that worked the Northern Rockies during the 1920s and 1940s, while conducting a mule packing demonstration with equipment necessary for managing our wilderness and backcountry resources.
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Grand Menard Family hike
    • Meet at Grand Menard Day Use area, one mile past the Ninemile Ranger Station on the Edith Peak Road (#476). Ninemile Ranger Station is at 20325 Remount Road, Huson MT 59846. Limit 25.
    • Grand Menard, about 1 mile north on the Ninemile ranger station, includes the interpretive Discovery Trail, complete with two loops, each less than a mile long, one of which is wheelchair accessible.
Have questions about WildFest 2017: Ninemile Ranger Station Activities? Contact Montana Wilderness Association

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Ninemile Ranger Station
20325 Remount Road
Huson, MT 59846

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM (MDT)


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Montana Wilderness Association

Our mission

Work with communities to protect Montana's wilderness heritage, quiet beauty and outdoor traditions, now and for future generations.

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We envision a future where from the rugged mountains to the vast prairies Montana’s wild places are protected, connected, and restored because the citizens of our state value wilderness as essential to our heritage and way of life.

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