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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The New Belgium tour crew then headed east through the Bitterroot Range to Missoula for the second stage on September 9.
Indeed, Roush amassed testimony from geologists and foresters who said most of the Bitterroot Range area was unsuitable for logging.
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. They were my first contact with American Forests, then known as the American Forestry Association.
By July 1 the corps had made it over the still snowy Continental Divide, just in time for Lewis to record the Bitterroot Range's namesake, Lewisia rediviva, with its fleshy, low-slung leaves and ephemeral, light-pink flowers.
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.
Howie Wolke, "Big Wild" advocate and naturalist guide, will accompany us across the crest of the 9,000-foot Bitterroot Range, the glacier-carved granite spine of the Idaho-Montana border.