Feeling competitive? Join the Battle of the Boots at one Pine State Park in Kalispell or Flathead Lake State Parks this January.

Every time you hike, snowshoe, fat-tire bike, sled, or cross-country ski at one of these parks’ trails, log your miles at the trailhead to help lead your park to victory. At the end of the month, the participants with the most miles from each park will receive a prize.

The park with the most overall miles will also be crowned champion. The competition will kick off Jan. 1 and conclude Jan. 31. Last year hikers at Flathead Lake State Park led the park to victory with most miles logged overall.

First Day Hikes will also occur across the state to celebrate the new year outdoors. To celebrate this 30-year national tradition, the Battle of the Boots participants with the most miles logged on January 1 at the participating parks will receive prizes as well.

Don’t forget to share photos from your hikes and tag the park for a feature on the parks’ Facebook and Instagram accounts.

This project is hosted by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to promote a healthy start to the new year outdoors.

For more information, call the Lone Pine State Park visitor center at (406) 755-2706, ext. 0, or Flathead Lake State Parks Ranger Station at (406) 837-3041, ext. 0.



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