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“Like” Summer of Lee on Facebook and Win Prizes All Summer Long!

Happy Birthday Lee Metcalf Wilderness, you’re about to turn 30. We’re throwing you a birthday party because you’re awesome and people like you. It’s called the Summer of Lee – four months of adventure, prizes, and sharing your ‘fans’ stories, photos, and memories. But instead of party hats, we’ll wear glasses – lots of glasses.  So here’s to you Lee Metcalf – all 259,000 acres of you. 

Special Thanks to the Summer of Lee Sponsors

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Event Schedule

6/15 Bear Creek trail work and weed pullRSVP
6/22 Spanish Creek Group HikeRSVP
7/12 Spanish Creek trail work and weed pullRSVP
7/18 High Lakes Campsite Survey Training, BozemanRSVP
7/20 Bacon Rind Group HikeRSVP
7/20 The Helmet Group HikeRSVP
7/27 Monument Meadows Group HikeRSVP
8/02 Cache Creek trail work and weed pulLRSVP
8/17 Papoose Creek and Cradle Lake Group HikeRSVP
8/17 Cycle Greater Yellowstone, West YellowstoneRSVP
8/18 Cycle Greater Yellowstone, EnnisRSVP
9/07 Bacon Rind trail work and weed pullRSVP
9/13 Unstrung Heroes, Taylor Fork RSVP
10/04 “Summer of Lee“ Wrap Party, Buck’s T-4 LodgeRSVP

Metcalf Wilderness Vitals

Size of Wilderness

259,000 Acres

Number of Units

4

Admission cost

Free for everyone.

Age

30 years young. Last Wilderness protected in Montana.

Claim to Fame

Named after former Montana Senator Lee Metcalf.

Access

28 Trailheads. 300 miles of trails

Alpine Lakes

70 of them. All clean – all cold.

Habitat

Rattlers at 4,500 feet, goats at 10,000.

Highest Peak

Hilgard Peak tops out at 11,316.

Where to Boat

Bear Trap Canyon Unit and the class IV ‘Kitchen-sink’.

Where to Ski

Ski the Blaze through July in the Spanish Peaks Unit.

Where to Backpack

Alpine lakes in the Taylor-Hilgard Unit.

Where to find Nobody

Monument Mountain Unit.

Where to Hunt

Taylor-Hilgard overlooking the Madison Valley.

Where to Fish

Bear Trap Canyon.

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Get Your
Glasses!

Senator Lee Metcalf sported these glasses decades ago when he fought for our clean water, freedom, and Wilderness. To win prizes through our Facebook photo and video contests this summer you’re going to need to rock the signature Metcalf optics too.

GET YOUR GLASSES AT THESE SPONSORING BUSINESSES

Northern Lights  /   Taco Del Sol   /   REI   /   Free Heel and Wheel    /   Bridger Brewing



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Explore the Lee Metcalf Wilderness

Take a few minutes and explore just a few of the great things the Lee Metcalf Wilderness has to offer - Then get your glasses, download the Lee Metcalf Wilderness map and head for higher country. See you out on the trail this summer!


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