William Ashley

Trees of our Fathers, Part III

  • September 06, 2014
  • Posted by James J. Crumpler, III

An ad released in a St. Louis newspaper, February 13, 1822, by William Henry Ashley, began the process of western expansion and the conservation of western lands.


Log after being cut to clear the trail. It was a team effort to cross cut and move this log.

Prospecting for Prospect Trail

  • September 03, 2014
  • Posted by Rachel 'Ray Ray' Nelsen

Trail work in the Wilderness is something else. It must be passable but you don’t want it looking like a trail in a National Forest.


After four days of painting and installing fencing, we were all pretty proud of the work we all got done.

Painting All Day Every Day

  • September 03, 2014
  • Posted by Rachel 'Ray Ray' Nelsen

Fences for boundaries are just important as replanting willows. So is creating places for people to sit out and enjoy the outdoor in comfort.


The views were amazing, even if we only saw one small brown bear and not a single Grizzly.

Bears, Hills, and Machetes

  • September 03, 2014
  • Posted by Rachel 'Ray Ray' Nelsen

For the second time we were set out into the Wilderness for trail work. This time though it was in the Great Bear Wilderness, which was the home of the largest population of Grizzlies.


The Change in Me

  • August 28, 2014
  • Posted by Kong Yang

I knew joining the MCC would be a challenge, but it was one I needed to take.


Bridging Cultures Crews

  • August 25, 2014
  • Posted by Shauna Kraut

The months really fly by when you’re in the wilderness for 20 out of 30 days!


Montana Youth Take Glacier

  • August 19, 2014
  • Posted by Michael Jordan

Twelve years later the Dream Team has been reincarnated this time younger and with an emphasis on Conservation rather than basketball.


Our Crew’s Name

  • August 18, 2014
  • Posted by Kong Yang

The story of our crew’s name: Hump to Pump Trail Slayers.


The snake and the mouse!

Ten Minutes

  • August 12, 2014
  • Posted by Wendy Barrios

A fascinating little discovery


Horse Creek

Into the Backcountry

  • August 10, 2014
  • Posted by Melinda Horne

The backcountry. Back in the country, back from the country, the back of the country. An ambiguous term, to be sure, but it is out there. Somewhere, with a buffer zone belt of National Forest land surrounding it.


Crew Stories

  • August 08, 2014
  • Posted by Rachel Nannini & Kyle Boone

Mad Lib Style


Softness Overcoming Hardness

  • August 04, 2014
  • Posted by Ben Michel

It’s a good-feeling tired though.  Satisfied.  Work purifies the soul, people say.


General Notes

  • July 30, 2014
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Blue crew taking the Rocky Mountain Front by storm, eradicating the killer Knapweed and harnessing legions of micro super beatles as a key to undermining the advance of the atrocious leafy spurge!


Green Chicken Trail Fairies’ Escapades

  • July 28, 2014
  • Posted by Jasmin Gervin

They call us the Green Chicken Trail Fairies. I wrote this blog to share our adventures with curious folks who love to be outdoors and play under the big sky


Burritos in Hand

  • July 17, 2014
  • Posted by Emily Prag

Even the most monotonous of chores, we find a way to turn into laughter and fun.


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