Judge to tour site of Madison Valley trail dispute

by Brett French, Billings Gazette

“A site tour is planned on Monday to examine a trail into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in southwestern Montana that is ground zero for a lawsuit by a private landowner against the U.S. Forest Service.

Wonder Ranch LLC, of Dallas, sued the Forest Service in 2014 arguing that the agency had no right to claim an easement along the Indian Creek Trail, which crosses a portion of the ranch’s 80-acres. The owners of the ranch are identified in court documents as Chris Hudson and Eugenia (Hudson) King.

The ranch is located about 23 miles southeast of Ennis in the Madison Valley.”

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