• April 14, 2014
  • Posted by Cass Ball

Sleeping in my tent for the first time since last October brings a feeling of home that I didn’t realize I was missing.

Secretary Jewell and I on our way to the Lake McDonald Overlook.

Gallivanting in Glacier National Park

  • April 14, 2014
  • Posted by Heather Welch

Recently, I was given the opportunity to meet with Secretary Jewell. You know…the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell!?!

Little Tent on the Prairie

Sweet Times in South Dakota

  • April 13, 2014
  • Posted by Tessa Grasel

Seven pounds of M&Ms later…

Jacob Greater Yellowstone , Molly with the State Parks AmeriCorps, and Brian out of Western Wildlands—all Alumni of the SCA Adirondack Corps.

Common Conservation Paths

  • March 31, 2014
  • Posted by Brian Wittmer

So this common conservation path is what inspired me this week. Seeing other young individuals continuing down a similar path as the one I have chosen makes me believe I am involved in something bigger than myself.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid: Part 1

  • March 29, 2014
  • Posted by Craig Cochran

Our instructors “Wild Bill” and “Lady Louise”  truly brought the course material to life with their stories, energy, and the hands-on skill stations.

Hiking into our campsite at Big Creek Cabin in Gallatin National Forest

Camping in a Winter Wonderland

  • March 22, 2014
  • Posted by Liz Garrity

Hey there, internet friends! Eastern Wildlands reporting for duty.

Greetings and salutations!

  • March 10, 2014
  • Posted by Dale Guynes

Hello everyone out there in the internet! We here at the western wild lands MCC regional office are getting CL season started off with a bang, or maybe a cold engine rattle, it was around like negative 6 a few weeks ago round here. But the leaders of the “WW” all made their way here to Missoula, driving through the mountains and cutting through the snow. Great group, I can already tell, lots of smiling faces and unique stories.  Like the other regions we started things off with our leader retreat, snow shoeing, getting into lessons and program orientations, and all spending our nights in a cozy little cabin. On that note, our cabin retreat could not have even had a cabin without the fine folks of the Five Valleys Land Trust, thanks again guys!

The MCC Experience: Take Two

  • March 05, 2014
  • Posted by MCC

Now in her second season with MCC, Erin Murray is itching for some action. Serving as Senior Youth Crew Leader in Billings, she coordinates MCCs Youth Expedition program.

Going for a snowy hike around West Boulder Cabin, MT

From Florida to a Few Feet of Snow at the EW Cabin Retreat

  • March 05, 2014
  • Posted by Ale Dominguez

We headed to West Boulder Cabin in Big Timber, MT on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 11th. Most of us had been in Billings for about five days, but everything still felt brand new. This was largely due to the snow, which covered Billings in a thick layer and was visible on the sides of the highway as we headed south – a big change from the balmy 80-degree weather I had left behind in Florida only a few days before.

Warm Hearts, Warm Homes (aka Weatherization)

  • February 05, 2014
  • Posted by James Durda

It was rather rewarding being reminded we’re a capable bunch willing to get the job done properly.

Awesome Blog

  • January 14, 2014
  • Posted by Amanda Finley, Big Prairie Crew Member

There were hot days and cold nights, thunderstorms and hailstorms, freezing cold stream crossings, and more than a couple of absolutely terrifying moments. But through all those struggles, I learned and grew and discovered that I am stronger that I thought.

Letters to our Alumn

  • December 20, 2013
  • Posted by Tauzha Grantham

There are definite moments that inspire me. I am generally able to express those easily. However, I don’t spend enough time talking about the individuals who inspire me, especially those who are twenty years younger.

Post Season Wrap Up

  • December 01, 2013
  • Posted by Candice Meher; CL

As I look around the office, I see looks of boredom, weariness, and restlessness. I think it’s difficult to take a group of young people out of the woods digging tread, sawing trees, and being active all day to doing tedious end-of-the-season office work.

Easy Livin?

Red Meadow Redemption

  • November 15, 2013
  • Posted by Nick Daly

We heard the news through the old-school grapevine at the Polebridge Mercantile. I was putting change in my pocket and about to bite into a huckleberry bear-claw when we found out that all that radio talk about a government shutdown had become more than sensationalist garbage.

North Willow on Big Wall

  • November 07, 2013
  • Posted by David Stout

Bill tramps out in front of me through the greasewood that grows up along North Willow Creek. The stream makes its way along the sandstone protrusion known as Big Wall that emerges like the spine of the massive prairie we walk through. My first feeling when I came to Bill’s ranch was that we were standing at the edge of a great rolling plain stretching over the Missouri into Canada. Standing before the prairie you sense a place out of time that is an unbroken and impossible landscape.

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