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By Mill Creek Report
Feb 25, 2012
Highway 93 south from Missoula toward Hamilton.
Mile marker 54, look for Sheafman Creek Road on the right.
Turn west and drive 1 mile to the top of a s.hort steep hill.
Turn sharp left to stay on Sheafman Creek
Follow the road a couple of miles including a sharp right curve.
At stop sign turn left onto Main and drive into Pinesdale.
Approx. .9 miles from stop sign, brown forest service sign “Sheafman Creek Trail”
Turn right onto West Cow Creek dirt road. (GPS Coord: 46.323650, -114.218033)
Drive slowly through the neighborhood.
Park at gate (1/2 mile), or if gate open (summer), park at right hairpin (1 mile).
Approach trail begins at hairpin. (GPS Coord: 46.316267, -114.229533)
Follow the trail through a gate and tress for just a few hundred yards down and into a deep drainage. The trail will leads back out of the drainage and curve around to the crest of the ridgeline in about 200 yards. Look for a large cairn (sometimes missing) and clearly-traveled trail branching off sharply uphill along the ridge until it turns sharp left into Mill Creek Canyon. Follow this trail for about 3/4 of a mile to the climbs.
By Alex Vitti
May 27, 2014
THE HIKE (addition)
To extrapolate on the previous description of the hike and help people find the trail... where it mentions to "look for a large cairn and a clearly-traveled trail toward the routes" I can assure that at this time there will be no easily noticeable trail, let alone a cairn. What you want to be on the lookout for is what resembles a beaver dam's worth of sticks, logs, and twigs on your right. Truthfully its a lot harder to miss than a cairn. (This is a result of an anonymous local who apparently hates climbers. I could rant for a while here but I'll bite my tongue). Anyway, when in doubt look for the stick and log piles because they are probably right on top of the trail. Follow alongside the intermittent piles and you will find yourself at the crag without any problems.
(Just as a heads up I fully expect this post to be totally outdated in a couple years tops).