Stopping Erosion on the Pacific Northwest Trail

  • October 10, 2017
  • Posted by Leanna Pohevitz

It’s not about if your shoes are tied; it’s about how well they are tied. It’s not about if you’ve eaten breakfast; it’s about if you’ve eaten enough protein to stay standing until your first break. It’s not about if you slept; it’s about if you’re mentally rested enough to hike straight uphill while it’s still dark out.

Preparing for a day of working on trails takes a physical, mental, and emotional toll.

From left to right the back-country crew who made a re-route around Coal Creek: Brandon, Leanna (author), Tucker, RJ, Kira, Dan, Zach and Lisa

Five New Members, One New Trail

  • October 05, 2017
  • Posted by Leanna Pohevitz

In nine nine-hour days they changed Glacier National Park in a good way. How many people can say that? Unclear, but these six and their two project partners - RJ and Zach surely can.

Laying down the Gravel!

Adventures in Many Glacier!

  • October 02, 2017
  • Posted by Noah Blanton

After two weeks of orientation, training, and preparing for the first hitch of the Fall season, the time had come for our crew to graduate from recent recruit, to Crew Member for the Montana Conservation Corps.

The crew lined up on a switchback

Brining Trails Back to Life

  • September 29, 2017
  • Posted by Tim Pickel

When a forest service employee found a trail last mapped in 1937, the MCC was tasked with the revival project.

Working for MCC: An Experience of a Lifetime

  • September 27, 2017
  • Posted by Hunter Brooks

I could not be more elated and fulfilled with the experience and friendship received from working with MCC this season.

 Oh grand ancient tree/ Nature chopped you down, at first/ This time, it’s our turn

A Tree Haiku, and Other Things

  • September 25, 2017
  • Posted by Shel Reinertson

Oh grand ancient tree
Nature chopped you down, at first
This time, it’s our turn

So, we all brought our clipboards, right?

You Are Capable of More Than You Think

  • September 18, 2017
  • Posted by Meaghan Ricks, Youth Crew Leader

I was the epitome of unprepared, mentally and physically, for the job of Youth Crew Leader for Montana Conservation Corps.

Last hitch at Dean Creek

Spotted Bear Crew Having a Blast

  • September 04, 2017
  • Posted by Brittany Erickson

5 hitches, over 200 miles of hiking, 1 trail, and 1 big blast.

Finished wall from the side!

Build That Wall!

  • August 30, 2017
  • Posted by Tim Pickel

What happens when you combine a day long downpour with constant mosquito attacks and a seemingly endless amount of crushing? One of the most satisfying building projects one can be a part of.

Crew 4:  Inaugural Hitch

  • August 28, 2017
  • Posted by Rick Andrews

Nothing in the world can quite prepare you for the joy of waddles.

Crew 8

  • August 28, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

This was the first our crew had done any trail work but we all powered through and made memories that would last a lifetime.

Crew 10’s Adventures

  • August 25, 2017
  • Posted by Megan Leys

Our crew was sad to see each other leave; we made a family. It was great to see our family and will never forget the time spent this summer with Montana Conservation Corps!

Crew 9: Serving Montana

  • August 23, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

We got to see the most amazing views and help future hikers find their way along the trail!

Veteran Green Corps Concludes A Successful Season

  • August 21, 2017
  • Posted by Anonymous

The MCC Veteran Green Corps finished their season on August 3.

Crew 11: Season Wrap Up

  • August 18, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

Our crew this summer made a strong transition from having limited to little experience interacting with chainsaws and the fire community to heavy involvement with practical experience in many elements of protecting and preserving the environmental landscape throughout Montana.

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