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Hiking with Hansen: Sweathouse Falls offers easy trek, beautiful views

Posted at 9:08 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 11:48:01-04

With sports on hold for the time being, MTN Sports is taking a look at some of the non-traditional and outdoor sports available to people who need to get outside and stretch their legs through a new hiking series.

In this series, we'll take a look at some of the hikes available in western Montana, as avid hikers can use this information as ideas of potential hikes to keep in mind once the COVID-19 threat surpasses and life begins to normalize.

While people are encouraged to stay home and indoors, outdoor activities like hiking were deemed "essential" activities during Gov. Steve Bullock's press conference on Thursday as his stay-at-home directive went into effect Saturday morning. When doing outdoor activities, individuals are encouraged to comply with social distancing measures, including staying six feet apart, and may use public parks or recreation areas as long as they remain open. People are discouraged from doing outdoor activities that pose enhanced risks of injury or that stress the ability of first responders to aid or help.

The first hike in this series features Sweathouse Falls in the Bitterroot National Forest, just outside of Victor. Sweathouse Falls is a five-mile out-and-back hike. Check out the video above to see what Sweathouse Falls offers to hikers who visit.