Beaver Pond Trail Topo Map

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Though lacking in spectacular scenery, this hike runs through a pleasant landscape of coniferous forests, grassy meadows, and aspen groves. It receives few visitors and is thus a good place to find solitude. The trail begins by climbing the hill to the original St. Mary Ranger Station, built in 1910 of native timber. Behind the old buildings, the path ascends to a low ridgetop that bears the scars of periodic lightning fires. This ridge is a terminal moraine of the glacier that carved the St. Mary Valley, bulldozed into place at the toe of the glacier by the slow but inexorable surge of glacial ice. The path follows the ridgetop through grassy meadows and into lands burned in the Red Eagle Fire of 2006, providing views of Red Eagle Mountain to the southwest and East Flattop Mountain to the north. This fire burned over 34,000 acres, nature’s way of serving as the architect of future forest composition. Eventually the trail enters rank grasslands bordered by aspen groves, and Split Mountain appears up the Red Eagle Creek Valley.
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Saint Mary, Montana

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Mar 2018