Celebrate Montana's Lee Metcalf Wilderness with the "Summer of Lee"

A view from the Gravelly Range of Pyramid Point in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

flickr, Forest Service - Northern Region/Leona Rodreick

Happy Birthday to the Lee Metcalf Wilderness!

Thirty years ago, 259,000 splendid acres in southwestern Montana neighboring Yellowstone National Park was protected. Since then many Americans have enjoyed Lee Metcalf Wilderness' 300 miles of trails as well as opportunities there to fish, hunt, ski, boat and backpack. 

This summer we are celebrating the "Summer of Lee" with others who love this magnificent place. There will be events all summer including group hikes and projects to restore recreation trails. You can win prizes with photos and videos that show you joining the party while sporting a pair of Senator Lee Metcalf's glasses.


Watch the video below to learn more about how you can participate in the fun:

Summer of Lee from Summer of Lee on Vimeo.


This map shows the four regions of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area: