We have reserved this historic (built in 1908!!) Guard Station on the Bull River, above the Clark Fork River, on the back edge of the Scotch Peaks Wilderness in the Montana Cabinet Mountains.
For three days we will hike into the Cabinets, float on the river and swim at Bull Lake. If you want to join us for one or more days, please come on up! The guard house sleeps 8 and there are 4 of us, so there will be available beds, or bring your own camping gear and sleep outside on the grounds. Since the weather is hot, bring fans and other cooling devices. Bring swim gear and whatever floaties you like. The Bull River is slow, so we probably won't be paddling much! The fire ban precludes all outdoor fire activities, so most cooking can happen inside in the station kitchen, and there is refrigeration. The station has running water for cleaning, but the water is not potable for consumption or washing eating utensils, so bring lots of your own water. I will include information from the ranger station at the bottom of this notice.
We will check-in to the station at 2pm on Sunday, come anytime after that. Please shoot me an email or text to RSVP when you will be with us. If you would rather camp in a campground, the Bad Medicine campground on Bull Lake, about 12 miles north of us, is very nice.
For Monday and Tuesday, we plan to hike early at Ross Creek Cedars and Dry Creek, both easy flat walking.
Directions: Take Hwy 95 to Sandpoint, then Hwy200 along the Clark Fork River. After you pass the town of Clark Fork about 8 miles, you will cross the Montana border. Continue approximately 12 more miles, then turn north on Montana Hwy 56 toward Troy. About 8 miles up Hwy 56 you will see signs for a right turn to East Fork Bull River Road and the Bull River Guard Station. There you are! If my memory serves right, this drive is about 1.5 to 2 hours long from CDA.
Hope to see you there,
Greg and Nancy Lewis