Washboard Reef Topo Map

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This trail provides an alternate and lesser-known route to the north end of the Sun River Basin. Because it crosses steep and unstable slopes, it is not recommended for horse parties. The ascent is steady, and the trail zigzags upward at frequent intervals to avoid washouts along the creek. As the path gains elevation, subalpine fir comes to dominate the forest, and avalanche slopes cut broad openings through the timber. This path climbs aggressively through the thinning timber. The trees ultimately part to reveal sheer cliffs: From this point, the path seems bound for a low saddle to the south. Instead, it winds steeply up a wooded spur, heading over one of the highest points on Washboard Reef. The spur leads to a level pad on the summit, and here the trail enters the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Ever-expanding views feature the twin summits of Mount Baldy to the south as well as the rounded west slope of Mount Wright to the north. The path then makes a brutal final climb to the summit, where travelers will be rewarded with sweeping views in all directions. Highlights include the sheer cliffs of Bowl Mountain to the north, as well as a broad sweep of the North Wall rising beyond the North Fork of the Sun.
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Choteau, Montana

Get Washboard Reef Topo maps on Trails.com. One of Montana's best camping sites, Washboard Reef is located near Choteau, MT. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Washboard Reef. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Washboard Reef route ahead of time.

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Mar 2018