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Kalispell state parks battle it out to see whose patrons can hike the most in January

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Jan 01, 2023

KALISPELL- People can start off their New Year's resolutions by helping out their favorite state park.

The Battle of the Boots — a hiking competition between Lone Pine State Park and Flathead Lake State Park — has officially begun.

Every time someone hikes, snowshoes, fat tire bikes, sleds or cross-country skis on a trail at one of the parks, they log their miles on the log sheet at the trailhead kiosk to help lead the park to victory and be entered to win some cool prizes.

The competition — which started on Jan. 1 — will end on Jan. 31.

Flathead Lake State Park has been the winner of this competition for the past two years, but Lone Pine State Park isn’t giving up and will continue to battle for victory.

Learn more about which the Battle of the Boots event here.