Start by passing through a gate (and be sure to close it after you). Fir Mountain, like most of the Okanogan and Columbia Highlands, is open range country. After a short initial climb, the way gradually ascends through open forest that has been selectively logged. Plenty of big pines, firs, and larches remain. High grasses line the tread, so be tick wary early in the season. Abundant snags make this a good trip for spotting woodpeckers.
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