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MT. WAM LOOKOUT CABIN RENTAL, MT
part ofKootenai National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Sun Jul 13 2014 Season Dates
OverviewMount Wam Lookout sits atop its namesake mountain at an elevation of 7,203 feet within the Ten Lakes Proposed Wilderness Area in Kootenai National Forest. The lookout was used regularly as an observation point for spotting forest fires between 1931 and 1951. It was restored in 1999.
The lookout is available from late June through September. Guests must hike 5 miles on 3 different trails to reach the lookout from the parking area. This rustic retreat offers few amenities, so guests should be prepared to pack in most of their own supplies and gear.
The lookout offers panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies to the north, the Galton Mountains to the west, the Whitefish Range to the south and Glacier National Park to the east. From this vantage point, guests can enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and gaze out over starry skies on clear nights.
Trails 77, 78 and 339 are used to access the lookout, and all offer challenging hikes. Trail 339 that accesses the cabin is the Highline Trail, a 14-mile hike that features spectacular mountain views, alpine lakes, wildflower meadows and huckleberry picking.
The lookout cabin is 196 square feet and can accommodate 4 people. It comes equipped with 2 twin size bed platforms, 4 thin foam sleeping pads, a wood stove for heat, a table with benches, cooking utensils, broom, dustpan, axe, bucket and shovel. Firewood is provided. An outhouse with vault toilet is located nearby.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Eureka, Montana: travel Highway 93 south for approximately 9 miles to Forest Road 114 (Grave Creek Road). Turn and follow Road 114 for 10 miles to the junction of Forest Road 7021 (Stahl Creek Road). Turn onto Road 7021 and follow for half a mile to the junction, turning onto Road 7022 (Clarence Creek Road). Take this road to the end, which turns into the trailhead for Trail 81.
Follow Trail 81 for half a mile to Trail 78. Follow Trail 78 for 3 miles to the junction with Trail 339. Follow Trail 339 to Mt. Wam. This is approximately a 5 mile hike. Other trails may be accessed from Mt. Wam.
Mailing Address:MT. WAM LOOKOUT CABIN RENTAL
Fortine RD 12797 US Hwy. 93 S
FORTINE MT 59918-0116
Phone Number:Information: (406)882-4451