Local Author Publishes New Guidebook

'Summit and Ridge Walks Around the Flathead' features 67 outings

By Beacon Staff

Stormy Good Monod, whose words have directed hikers in and around the Flathead, has released a new guidebook through Flathead Guidebooks, this time focusing on the higher-altitude hikes of the area.

“Summit and Ridge Walks Around the Flathead” is now available, and features geology notes from Dr. Lex Blood and Judith Pressmar. The book features 67 outings, with a potential of reaching 72 summits and 14 ridge walks for experienced hikers. Hikes include those in Glacier National Park, the Swan Crest with Jewel Basin, the Mission Mountains, the Salish Mountains, the Galton Range with the Ten Lakes Scenic Area, and the Whitefish Range.

The author’s previous books include “Nordic Dreams: Flathead Valley Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoe Guide,” and “Day Hikes Around the Flathead.”

Books are available at many local outdoor-equipment retailers and bookshops.

For more information, visit www.flatheadguidebooks.com.

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