Seeley Swan Pathfinder -


By Rick and Susie Graetz
University of Montana Department of Geography 

Swan Mountains a Gateway to Montana Adventure

This is Montana - Part 2 of 2


Rick and Susie Graetz

Larch trees below the Swan Range's Holland Peak, towering above the valley floor at 9,356 feet.

South of Swan Peak, Lion Creek Pass offers another important route into the Bob Marshall Wilderness by way of Palisades and Little Salmon creeks. The route up the Swan-face side travels through beautiful stands of giant cedars. Farther down range, Smith Creek Pass is another course to the Swan summits and eventually into the South Fork country. The two trails join up with one coming over Lions Creek Pass to Little Salmon Creek.

Just east of Condon, the second highest pinnacle in the Bob Marshall country, 9,356-foot Holland Peak, reaches to the clouds. Considered by many to be the most spect...

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