• September 18, 2018
  • Posted by Sarah

Mid-way through the trail work season, taking the time to appreciate the things that we are grateful for.

Home Sweet Milk River

  • August 22, 2018
  • Posted by Casey Gallagher

Coming from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the prairie is a major transition. I had never seen an actual prairie before! Holy cow, seriously, this is cow country!

Garden of Eden

  • August 16, 2018
  • Posted by Alex LeFrancois

“This is going to be an interesting landing.”
These are not the words one wants to hear from a bush pilot as your flying full speed in a small Cessna airplane towards a makeshift landing strip in the backcountry within the Payette National Forest.


  • August 14, 2018
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

It was our last hitch as a summer crew and we were headed back to Idaho!

Our First Backcountry Hitch

  • August 02, 2018
  • Posted by Patrick Lynch

We were all pretty excited for our first real backcountry hitch and we were headed to the Cabinet Mountains! It was time to rethink our meals, ditch the rig, hike to our campsite, compact our garbage, and figure out bear hangs.

Taken by project partner, Jerry Wandler, youth expedition crew does stretch circle before heading out onto the trail.

Youth Expedition Cleans Snowmobile Trails in Troy, MT

  • July 30, 2018
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Youth expedition hikes about 4.5 miles up and down a mountain while trimming, lopping, and sawing various debris.

The Crew

Alive and Truly Living

  • July 27, 2018
  • Posted by Bonita Pernot

Nature is healing, and hard work reminds me of that.

At the Reservoir

  • July 27, 2018
  • Posted by Miriam Genheimer

At dusk I pulled out a notebook and pen in hopes of remembering something other than the abundance of mosquitoes near the water.

Immersed and In Tune

  • July 25, 2018
  • Posted by Jake Williams

Being immersed in the wilderness does wonders for the soul.

Diggin’ Dirt and Sawin’ Stuff

  • July 25, 2018
  • Posted by Chet Kirby

Diggin’ Dirt and Sawin’ Stuff. The new hit country album from the Sweaty Bananas.

Into The Bob

  • July 24, 2018
  • Posted by Lloyd Farley

The Bob Marshall Wilderness has quickly become a real home away from home for our crew of six lovely people.

Foy’s to Blacktail Trail

  • July 20, 2018
  • Posted by Jordan McNally

The Trailpups completed their first hitch creating a mountain bike connector trail on the already existing Foy’s to Blacktail Trail.

Break Time

Joining the Herd

  • July 19, 2018
  • Posted by Malachi Baker

What has a head, a tail, and is super common in the Bison Range? Rattlesnakes.

Mule Wisdom

Life Lessons from a Pack Mule

  • July 19, 2018
  • Posted by Andrea Lielkoks

The unexpected learning came not from the wilderness ranger but from the animals themselves. Here are some take-aways I’d like to share with you.

crew at the outfiitter cabin

Communication and Teamwork

  • July 18, 2018
  • Posted by Donovan de Leon

Meeting our project partner (Brad Schwartz) was a great experience as he had done MCC in Missoula as a crew leader a couple years ago making him great to work with since he knew how the flow went. Once we met up with Brad we followed him in his 4x4 Polaris down to the jobsite which was about a 2 and a half hour drive down a gravel road towards the heart of the forest. The road ended at an empty outfitters camp which is where we camped front country the first half of the hitch. The toughest part of getting to the jobsite was hiking the 4-6 miles up the mountain which had roughly a 3,000 elevation difference which destroyed us the first day but eventually ingrained us into getting better and better the following days!

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