Blodgett Canyon Overlook Trail  LbNA # 22116

Placed DateMay 10 2006
LocationHamilton, MT
Planted ByJessHasArrived    
Found By bitterrootgirl
Last Found Jul 19 2014
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From Hamilton, make your way to the Blodgett Canyon Overlook Trail (which starts at the same trailhead as the Canyon Creek Trail). On 93, just north of Hamilton, there is a sign that shows you where to turn. Follow the brown signs after that. There is parking and a restroom at the trailhead.

Bring your own ink and your own writing stick.

Because this area is recovering from fire, I placed the boxes so that your feet literally never have to leave the trail.

At the trailhead, you will start out sharing the path with the Canyon Creek Trail. Shortly, a sign will guide you to turn right to take the Blodgett Canyon Overlook Trail.

#1: Bitterroots and Sapphires
You will be hiking in the Bitterroot Mts. while you have a view of the Sapphire Mts.
Find post #4. There is a deag snag right behind it. The box is hidden at its base under some rocks on the uphill side of the tree. You could take this box up to the nearby bench up the hill for stamping. The bench offers a lovely view.

#2: Fire and the Forest
You can see the aftermath of fire all around you - including the new life springing up!
Find post #6. Backtrack about 12 paces toward the start of the trail. Notice a mostly hollow burned log that creates one side of the trail. You will find the box behind a rock, under the trailhead end of the log.

#3: Blodgett Canyon Overlook
Ah!! The rewarding view!
At almost the end of the trail you will come to the 3rd and final bench. Sit on the bench and enjoy the view. While you are sitting there, notice the downed trees in front of you. Stand up, and walk about 12 paces to the left of the downed trees toward the rocks. Find the skinniest slab of rock poking up at you. The box will be hidden under that rock - you'll have to move a couple to get at it. Please keep a lookout for other people! There is no need to have your feet leave the dirt - and there is no need to go near the edge! If you decide to go a little farther on the trail, you can get a great view of the wall of mylonite in Blodgett Canyon. Please be very careful! This is not a good spot for the little ones!