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Blooming cactus with the Sweetgrass Hills in the background (photo by Janice Hendrickson)

There’s still snow covering Montana’s high country, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places to get out on the trail.

Infographic: a guide to Wilderness in Montana

Looking for Montana wilderness facts? You've come to the right place. 

The last of the summer icebergs float on the sapphire surface of Black Canyon Lake (photo by Kristi Staebler)

Today is the 40th birthday of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, a "magnificent primeval expanse of nearly a million acres...a land of jewel-like lakes, clear cold streams, and picturesque waterfalls". 

The crew celebrating a successful project at Mystic Lake in the Pintlers (photo by Sonny Mazzullo)

Read about MWA's trail stewardship program, get the latest on the Wilderness Study Area defense, and more. 

The Swan Range poking up above the Flathead National Forest (photo by Hannah Ettema)

Explaining wilderness by way of experiences and things - horizon views, solitude, deep forests, high peaks - is one thing. Capturing what it mean to us is another challenge altogether.