Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Micah Drew

A Smoke-Covered Holland Peak

Up, On & Over


August 17, 2017

Micah Drew, Pathfinder

Upper Rumble Lake as seen from the ridgeline approaching Holland Peak, seen on the right.

SWAN VALLEY - As the terminus of summer loomed nearer, and my tenure reporting for the Pathfinder approached with equal speed and horror, I knew I needed to get in one last adventure before trading in my lakeside life for one of city streets and lecture halls.

For several weeks, I had the idea of bagging Holland Peak, the tallest mountain in the Swan Range, in the back of my head.

For those same weeks, I was continuously thwarted in my attempts-first by a lack of adventure buddies, then by the exhaustion of myself and said adventure buddies, then by the copious amounts of smoke from the Ri...

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