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!


Teal Team Six 6/25-7/3

  • July 17, 2018
  • Posted by Joshua Haisch

Teal Team Six again brought destruction on a mighty scale to the fallen logs which selfishly plagued the trails like plaque in your arteries.


Dry Cottonwood Creek Restoration

  • July 16, 2018
  • Posted by Sarah Bowen

The Cutthroat Trout long to return to swim up this creek to spawn new life, a cycle they had once known before the rancher’s cattle had stamped out the creek, cutting off their path.


Pre tread work

MCC’ers Vs. Mt.Brown, Part 1

  • July 13, 2018
  • Posted by Parker Dean

A challenging week lay ahead of the Glacier Crew on Week 3 as we built trail in the Mt. Brown burn area.


Major Blowout

  • July 13, 2018
  • Posted by George Curtis

After clearing the blowout, which also necessitated the construction of a rock wall, possibly the world’s largest waterbar, and plenty of elbow grease, we moved on to the next portion of the trail. This largely involved retread and building check-steps.


Mountain Weather

  • July 13, 2018
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

The sun beamed down as snow fell from the sparse clouds laid out in the mostly blue sky. “Welcome to the mountains!”


Delightful Journeys

  • July 11, 2018
  • Posted by Kaya Patten

Everything we did this month was unlike any experience any of us have ever had, and in between all of the learning and spotting knapweed and houndstongue we did a LOT of laughing, growing, and exploring.


Camp

Plans Can Change

  • July 07, 2018
  • Posted by Todd Harrell

After a disappointing cancellation of a long-planned trip into Spotted Bear in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, a new project arose: a trip into the Payette National Forest in Idaho to spray noxious weeds. Plans can change.


USFS Land

Hitch 1 - Monture Station

  • July 06, 2018
  • Posted by Bonita Pernot

“Most everyone would look around here and think that all of the trees are dead. I see that there is still life in these trees, and know they have a story to tell.”


Sprunger Whitney Trail

  • July 06, 2018
  • Posted by Christian Dunlap

Our time working on the spring cleanup on the Sprunger Whitney trail was very exciting.


Back to Back Hitches

  • July 03, 2018
  • Posted by Grace Spella

This exhausting 14 day hitch was sweetened by good company and beautiful natural areas. Next up on our to do list – take some time off, rest our bodies, and look forward to the next hitch.


The crews

Mt. Haggin Project – June 4th-8th, 2018

  • June 28, 2018
  • Posted by Andrea Lielkoks

Located near the historic mining town of Anaconda, Montana, Mt. Haggin still demonstrates the environmental degradation caused by a long history of intense resource extractive industries.


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