Finally made it to the top!

Singing in the Rain

  • July 29, 2016
  • Posted by Cassie Tilleman

Our crew spent the week working on parts of the Pacific Northwest Trail.

Lexie Sorenson before heading out from Tin Cup Lake to the pass on July 17, 2016.

Reflections and Tin Cup Creek with the MCC RAC Crew

  • July 29, 2016
  • Posted by Tim Goessman

Our last hitch up Tin Cup Creek, was, to me, the most rewarding one yet. We saw some beautiful country and finally got to learn more advance trail maintenance techniques.

The Greatest Adventure

  • July 29, 2016
  • Posted by Kris Bosch

The Expedition experience with the MCC was one of the greatest adventures of my lifetime. I have worked plenty of years in the outdoors, but I have never enjoyed it as much as I have with my expedition crew.

“How was your hitch?”

  • July 28, 2016
  • Posted by Conrad Scheid

“How was your hitch?”

That’s a question I’ve grown accustomed to hearing over the last couple months. Like many niceties of conversation, it’s an easier thing to ask than to answer…

Week 1: Northern Rockies, 7/17/16 - 7/23/16

  • July 28, 2016
  • Posted by Wyatt Walker

The first week was a challenge. Yet was fun.

We all walk down from the last day of brushing in the Yaak.

Look Behind You!

  • July 27, 2016
  • Posted by Ryan Smack

Our crew experience in the Yaak is one to forever remember. We all learned about our selves more and how to develop our skills to create a better tomorrow.

One Month In - A Reflection

  • July 25, 2016
  • Posted by Gary Plant

It’s hard to believe but one full month of work has passed by already. That’s one month of being around the same smelly people day in and day out, working our butts off rain or shine, and yet we still aren’t sick of it!

The Infinite Circle of Service

  • July 25, 2016
  • Posted by Jackie-Teresa Hart

The rotating Earth has gifted the now present horizon with the enchantment, the fulfilling nourishment of the sun’s rays.  The beaming glory, Robins calling, flowing about with a dozen species of other singing morning birds… Sitting with the Missouri River, as the Earth continues it’s rotation, the sun kisses the White Cliffs with glory. Swallowtails fly, between their homes upon the cliffs and the campground. Teal dragonflies greet thee, and goodness this day! It has begun.

Weed Warriors

  • July 24, 2016
  • Posted by Leah Bellus

On June 13th, the De Gados entered Colter Bay Campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park in search of botanic invaders. These Weed Warriors, Jeremy (father), Jeremiah, Galen, and Leah stalked every noxious plant they could drown in herbicide…

Our raingear helped but many of us learned we might need to do some re-waterproofing.

We Are the MCC

  • July 21, 2016
  • Posted by Nicholas Hinricher

Looking back it was almost as if invisible strings were swinging our tools making the dirt fly through the air. Sometimes the work was similar to a metaphor for life: everything looked like crap. Complete. Total. Crap. Yet by some magical wish we samba-ed through to emerge victorious, with everything falling right into place.

The Power of Teamwork

  • July 18, 2016
  • Posted by Colin O'Hair

The Historical Preservation crew’s most recent hitch lasted eight days in Western Yellowstone. We camped next to Nez Perce Creek and worked with several of the park’s trail crews. First we worked on a new trail that overlooked the Grand Prismatic. Together we cut out a quarter mile of fresh trail 18 inches wide so a small excavator could come through and widen the trail further.

The Fight Against Meadow Hawkweed

  • July 18, 2016
  • Posted by Paola Fernandez

We headed off to the Bozeman office bright and early after listening to fireworks all across Montana with another four days of herbicide spraying of one specific noxious weed: meadow hawkweed. We drove into Yellowstone with different license plates behind us and ahead of us from all over the country, waiting to see what was in store for us in one of the most prestigious national parks in the world.

Our Crew at City Beach in Sandpoint, ID

A Park for the City

  • July 15, 2016
  • Posted by Benjamin Gentry

Building a bike track for the first week wasn’t hard work, excepting the sunburn, rain, hail, and temperature fluctuations…

Backcountry Bonding

  • July 15, 2016
  • Posted by Trey Snow

The prospect of nine days entirely secluded from the comforts of the rig, fresh foods, and a pit toilet seemed a bit intimidating. However, with determination and a supportive crew, this was one of the most rewarding hitches so far.

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