Members of VGC Crew 12 have completed two more hitches since graduation from fire guard school.

Week 1

Crew 8: The Bad Boiz

  • July 07, 2017
  • Posted by Samuel Roberts

Overall, the work was a good introduction to Crew 8 in the world of MCC.

Crew 6 Adventures

  • July 07, 2017
  • Posted by Clay Stephens

With all of the work completed, we departed on our five hour drive home, feeling satisfied and stinking to high heaven.

That Mule Train Better Have Bacon! - Photo by Helen Birk

Hidden Oasis

  • July 05, 2017
  • Posted by Big Prairie Crew

I don’t think I’d be exaggerating when I say the last few hundred yards to the ranger station were some of the most beautiful steps I’ve ever taken.

Wild Bounty - Photo by Helen Birk

Notes from Salmon Lake

  • July 05, 2017
  • Posted by Big Prairie Crew

The trek out was gorgeous; towering trees and bouquets of flowers greeting us at almost every turn. Even the mosquitoes couldn’t deter the beauty around us.

Beauty in the Burn - Photo by Helen Birk

Mud, Sweat and Tears

  • July 05, 2017
  • Posted by Big Prairie Crew

First day of the trip into Big Prairie has revealed so many things I can improve upon, just from a long walk. Most of the things I need to try and work on in the months to come are mental.

Definition of Home

  • July 05, 2017
  • Posted by Emma Lea Harris

Home is the grimy, sweat-streaked faces around us and never being fully rid of trail dirt and rocks from clearing new tread.

Bitterroot Mountains

I have never done this sort of work before…

  • July 03, 2017
  • Posted by Maggie Burnham

I’m not going to lie and say I knew just what to expect when I started. I knew that I’d be spending the summer doing work to benefit the natural areas around Montana, and that was good enough for me.

Teddy Roosevelt National Park, Little Mo Trail

  • July 02, 2017
  • Posted by Alea Stutz

Three days working on the Little Mo Nature Trail.

Fence Building at Canyon Ferry

  • July 01, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

From June 26-29, our crew headed just outside of Helena, Montana for a fencing project with the BLM. Our main focus was to set up a fencing line to separate private and public land.

Glacier MCC Crew

  • June 30, 2017
  • Posted by Anton Horowitz

Short Poem of Glacier MCC crew.

Time Passers

  • June 30, 2017
  • Posted by Rosalie Sharp

So far my crew and I have been in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness for 6 days, and we’ve already broken out a bunch of time passers as we cleared the #4 trail on the way into Moose Creek Ranger Station.  Contact, would you rather, is it more like a cat or a pancake?, and riddles are all good ones.

Maah Daah Hey Trail

  • June 29, 2017
  • Posted by Alea Stutz

MCC crew 7’s first “real” hitch, featuring waist-high tread and pig squeals.

Brush saw work gets a thumbs up

Brand New Tub of Butter

  • June 28, 2017
  • Posted by Kayti Lavicky

This hitch was particularly exciting, because it was the first time that our crew has been together in its entirety since the season began.  As the days passed we continued to grow together and cultivate not only a stronger team dynamic, but also a deeper appreciation for hard work.

Kyle and Shelby, ready to take down some junipers!

Restoring sage grouse habitat

  • June 26, 2017
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

My crew and I had an eventful 9 days in Idaho, time that I’m sure we won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

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