Posted: Jul 3, 2012 2:22 PM by Katy Harris - KAJ News
Updated: Jul 3, 2012 4:38 PM
KALISPELL- Folks looking to head outdoors in western Montana should be prepared to find several blown down trees and high water levels in the Flathead National Forest.
Forest officials say that the recent storms that passed through the area have blown down several trees on trails in the Swan and Mission ranges.
Hikers and horse riders should expect blown down trees blocking trails and snow at 6,500 feet in elevation and more than 65 trees are down on the Cold Lakes Trail 121 in the Mission Mountains Wilderness alone.
Forest officials add that recreationalists should also watch for high water on rivers. The bridge on Swan River Trail 351 from Beaver Creek to Crystal Lake is out because of high water.