Bitterroot Range


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Bitterroot Range,

part of the Rocky Mts., on the Idaho-Mont. line. The main range, running northwest-southeast, includes Trapper Peak (10,175 ft/3,101 m high); Mt. Garfield (10,961 ft/3,341 m), in an east-running spur to the south, is the highest peak. Discovered in the 1804–5 expedition of Lewis and Clark, the rugged mountain range has long been one of the most impenetrable in the United States; except for its foothills, it remains almost completely unexploited.
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DURING THE WINTER of 1943 the editor of American Forests received a list of lumberjack nicknames collected among the logging camps of Idaho's Bitterroot Range.
Additional claims include the Lemhi Pass District Property in Idaho and Montana; Diamond Creek, in southeast Idaho's Webster Range; and a 600-acre site in the Lemhi Pass between Idaho and the Bitterroot Range of Montana.
Views sweep from Flathead Lake and the glacier-sculpted Mission Range on the north to the snowcapped Bitterroot Range in the south, the Pintler Range in the east, and the Cabinet Mountains in the west.
Some of the larch's best displays are in the Bitterroot Range, just south of Missoula, Montana, where this photo was taken.