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.

Finished Product

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

  • October 02, 2017
  • Posted by Lisa F

The trail we were tasked to work on was located up near Tally Lake.

Cloud Peak Wilderness, Bighorns

  • October 01, 2017
  • Posted by Mitch Lassa

On one of the last days, we were knee-deep in the stream, wrestling with rock bars, trying to move boulders that were sunk in the mud. Ashley had one foot balanced on a small island of grass and the other on a point of rock just above the water. I don’t know how he didn’t fall in.

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

Gathered on the Porch

My First Romance Novel

  • September 25, 2017
  • Posted by Isabel Christy

I brought the book on hitch as a joke to read to the crew. However, by the end of hitch I was reading the book on my own… Turns out this book had everything one could want from a romance novel: a family feud, an evil twin, attempted murder, kidnapping, and a mysterious/dangerous man with a soft side that manifests in his feeding of baby animals and painting hobby.

Ian next to fresh cut

Adjusting to an Unexpected Relocation

  • September 25, 2017
  • Posted by Ian Bartenfeld

The change of pace and scenery has been nice here, but I sorely lament the loss of our library and spice variety at Moose Creek. But hey, we’ll live. Overall I’m very pleased with my new home and I’m excited to see a new part of this amazing forest.

Can You Dig It?

  • September 22, 2017
  • Posted by Kim Alexander

Crew 4 heads to Great Falls to partner with Parks and Recreation to construct the River’s Edge Trail

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!

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