Tom and Melanie Parker, Condon outfitters

 

We love all of the northern Swan Range and Historic Alpine Trail #7.  We love to take visitors in from the Napa Point trailhead because it is an awesome place to get perspective on the entire Swan Valley.  Spring wildflowers and birding are amazing. I grew up in a family that was serious about its horses and serious about its motorcycles.  One thing we figured out early on is that the two do not mix well in a backcountry setting.

I have been on Historic Alpine Trail #7 and in one day encountered hikers, horseback riders, llamas and motorcycles.  In my opinion, the high quiet wild country of the north Swan Range should be motor-free, to reduce user conflicts and to protect the spirit of the place.


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