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The Storm Lake crew atop Goat Flats in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness

Fifty-eight MWA volunteers compiled 2,217 hours of service on Montana’s public lands this season, improving 26 miles of trails that Montanans love to hike, bike, and ride.

At the the saddle of Tranquil Basin (photo by Maddie Matarazzo)

This trail was no joke. From the moment we turned on to the other trail to the moment we reached Tranquil Basin there was not a single stretch of flat ground.

Enjoying the sunset above Jewel Basin from atop Mount Aeneas (photo by Maddie Matarazzo)

Perhaps it was the never-ending views that showcased the difference between the wilderness and civilization. Maybe it was the rainbow of colors found in the wildflowers or the inquisitive nature of the mountain goats. 

Eye of the Needle in Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument (photo by Eric Heidle)

Read the summer 2017 issues of Wild Montana, looking at the work we've done this year to protect the Upper Missouri River Breaks. 

View of the Cabinet Mountains from the Yaak Fire Lookout Tower (photo by Maddie Matarazzo)

As the sun set the entire horizon turned bright red and a full moon began to rise. The only sound I could hear were the quiet rustles of the forest. 

Best hikes near Glacier National Park (photo: Kerry Neils)

Glacier National Park has unbelievable hiking, but, in the heart of summer, it can also have unbelievable crowds. Fortunately, the views, wildlife, and mountains don’t stop at the park boundary. Here are five suggestions for hikes near Glacier National Park that are sure to be hit.