Date: December 16, 2017
Trip Leader: Alden Wright
Attendees: Oliver Serang and Roy Regel
Lolo pass had about 6 inches of fresh snow. Oliver Serang, Roy Regel, and Alden Wright left from the Lolo Pass visitor center at about noon. We skied out the Packer Creek road for about a mile, and then skied up the old logging road to the right. In the past few weeks I have skied on 3 old logging roads in the Lolo Pass area, and all had varying amounts of alders—if we had more snow these would be less of a problem. On this particular road, the alders were better than the other 2 roads and it was not too much of a problem to get through them. There was a nice view on top of the ridge. We turned around to try to meet 2 other people at the visitor center, but they didn’t show up. At about 3, we did the Glade Creek trail to the longer trail, and then went a short way to what appeared to be an old road up towards Mt. Fuji. But the “road” was full of rocks and logs. After a quarter mile, Roy decided to turn around, and Oliver and I went cross country back to the ski trail. Then we went to the Rocky Mountaineers party at the Lolo Peak brewery which was a good time.