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Pacific Northwest Trail created

From yesterday’s online edition of the Flathead Beacon . . .

When the national scenic trails system was created four decades ago, the goal was to build a walking path across the United States.

That goal came closer to reality in March, when President Obama signed a bill creating the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail and two others. They are the first such trails designated in 26 years.

Read the entire article . . .

According to a map posted on the Pacific Northwest Trail Association website, the east end of the trail starts in Glacier Park at Chief Mountain Customs near the south edge of Waterton Lake and passes through Polebridge — and a good part of the North Fork —  on its way to Eureka and, eventually, the Pacific Coast at Cape Alava.