Current trail reports for the Mission Mountain Wilderness and Swan Front are available June through October. Contact us if you require trail maps or additional information.

Mission Mountain Wilderness

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Swan Front

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SVC is proud to have once again partnered with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to provide backcountry trails and ranger services in the Mission Mountains Wilderness and Swan Front in 2018.  SVC secures funding each year from the Recreational Trails Program to assist the USFS in completing these tasks. For the third year, Christian Mascho, Nathan Noble, and Kaydee Borchers of Daughter of the Sun Backcountry Services have been contracted to perform trails steward duties.  Their tasks include clearing many miles of trail in the early summer, maintaining trails and drainage structures, trailhead maintenance, campsite naturalization, and visitor education.  Visitor education can entail a wide range of topics that may include: Flathead National Forest bear food storage orders, Leave No Trace principles, Wilderness management, wildlife encounters, or trail conditions just to name a few. Throughout the summer, Christian, Nathan, and Kaydee provide SVC with regular trail condition updates that can be found on this web page.

 
 Trail stewards opening up and repairing high elevation trails in the Swan Front

Trail stewards opening up and repairing high elevation trails in the Swan Front

 Completing drainage work on the trails leading into the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Completing drainage work on the trails leading into the Bob Marshall Wilderness

 Fall sunset looking into the Swan valley and Swan range

Fall sunset looking into the Swan valley and Swan range