By Andi Bourne

Morrell Falls - A Different View


October 26, 2017

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

The view to the southeast across Morrell Lake Thursday, Oct. 19. Puffs of smoke coming from a burning stump could be seen on the other side. See page 8 for more photos and story.

SEELEY LAKE – "It's beautiful," said two hikers who were heading back to the Morrell Falls trailhead the afternoon of Oct. 19. The hike into Morrell Falls has been forever changed following the Rice Ridge Fire burning through the entire 2.7-mile trail. Hikers have the opportunity to see areas of high intensity fire where all the crowns were consumed to areas that the fire left untouched and everything in between. Despite the best efforts of the Seeley Lake Ranger District to keep the trail clear, expect to encounter deadfall across the trail.

The suppression activity at both the Morrell a...

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