A new Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map, featuring about 80 trails, has been published by groups celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
“The last Forest Service wilderness map, published in 1992, is out of print and hard to find,” said Sandy Compton of the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, one of several groups, agencies and businesses that worked on the project.
He noted the map lists trails, contacts, attractions and services around the Western Montana wilderness area south of the Kootenai River.
Ten trails are featured with short descriptions to show the range of options. It's illustrated with photos from the area.
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Released this week, the map is being distributed at Forest Service offices, stores in the region as well as the Spokane REI store.
A free app is available for Android or IOS mobile devices. Download it at avenza.com/pdf-maps, then to wildmontana.org/cabinethikes and download the GeoPDF.