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Jul 10 2017

Mounting the Cabinets Made Easier

Check out our newly revised Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map

When you’re hiking in the Cabinets, it’s common to go a whole day without seeing another person, to hear nothing but the wind in the Cedars. Standing on the shores of one of the range’s stunning alpine lakes, it’s easier to feel more connected to the ancient clash of rock and ice that formed the peaks in front of you than to anything else.

One of the best qualities of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness (CMW) is how quickly the peaks, lakes, flora, and fauna disconnects you from civilization. When you’re there, it’s easy to forget that many journeys into the CMW begin just a few miles from the center of Libby, Troy, or Thompson Falls.


With the release of MWA’s new and improved Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map, it’s easier than ever before for tourists and locals alike to find their way into the Cabinets and learn about this special area. First released in 2014, the map has become so popular that we released a new edition that will be made publically available at local business throughout Lincoln and Sanders Counties this month. The map features suggested hikes, enticing photography, and insights about the area from local naturalists. The map was produced as a joint effort between Montana Wilderness Association, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, the US Forest Service, Blue Creek Press, and Clearwater Montana Properties.


If you’ve explored the Cabinets before or if you’d like to discover this northwest Montana hidden gem for the first time, start planning your adventure with our new Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map. 

                                 Download a PDF of the north half of the map. 
                                 Download a PDF of the south half of the map.

Hard copy maps will be free to the public at local businesses in northwest Montana starting this month.

For more information, contact me at ggansauer@wildmontana.org or at 406-284-1747.

Grete Gansauer, northwest Montana field coordinator