The McDonald Creek trail is one of many historic trails on Montana Mountain dating from the Windy Arm Stampede which happened about 5 years after those 30,000 stampeders went through Carcross. Silver and gold were discovered on the mountain and an impressive network of wagon roads, tramways and alpine camps cropped up. There were over ten mines located throughout the Montana massif and mining only really ceased in the late 1980s. McDonald Creek trail was a historic wagon road that was built to run power from a small run-of-river hydro plant at the base of the creek up to the mines in the alpine in 1910. An elder showed Jane Koepke and a CTFN youth field assistant the general route on a map back in 2005 and indicated that he had used it during his childhood. The trail was located on either side of the swamp, but it took a few visits to uncover the 100 year old corduroy road built through the swamp. About 100 meters of bridge material was flown in by helicopter and constructed to bridge the swamp for easy passage on bikes. "Wayne's World" is a new traverse trail that connects the historic trail back to Carcross so that hikers/bikers don't have to use the railway tracks (illegal if not dangerous!)
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The McDonald Creek trail is one of many historic trails on Montana Mountain dating from the Windy Arm Stampede which happened about 5 years after those 30,000 stampeders went through Carcross. Silver and gold were discovered on the mountain and an impressive network of wagon roads, tramways and alpine camps cropped up. There were over ten mines located throughout the Montana massif and mining only really ceased in the late 1980s. McDonald Creek trail was a historic wagon road that was built to run power from a small run-of-river hydro plant at the base of the creek up to the mines in the alpine in 1910. An elder showed Jane Koepke and a CTFN youth field assistant the general route on a map back in 2005 and indicated that he had used it during his childhood. The trail was located on either side of the swamp, but it took a few visits to uncover the 100 year old corduroy road built through the swamp. About 100 meters of bridge material was flown in by helicopter and constructed to bridge the swamp for easy passage on bikes. "Wayne's World" is a new traverse trail that connects the historic trail back to Carcross so that hikers/bikers don't have to use the railway tracks (illegal if not dangerous!)

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