Teddy Roosevelt National Park, Little Mo Trail

  • July 02, 2017
  • Posted by Alea Stutz

Immediately after two days off in the Teddy Roosevelt Wilderness area, crew 7 headed back off into the North Dakota plains to work on the Little Mo Nature Trail on the South side of the national park. After hiking 30+ miles on our last hitch, this half mile loop looked like a dream! Little did we anticipate the 80-95 degree weather, stalking bison, and elusive scorpions in store for us. Our project focus was to add water bars and brush up the tread of the nature trail, but we ended up doing so much more. Posts and benches were repainted, 14 wooden steps were replaced, and rickety waterbars were completely dug out and replaced. We all astounded ourselves with our newly developed teamwork, and our project partners were blown away by how much we accomplished. Our 10 hour days were filled with getting acquainted with our two new crew members, keeping moral high by impersonating whales, and singing music at the top of our lungs. After a grand total of 16 days away from the MCC office, we were all relieved to come home, yet reluctant to leave the work we were so proud of behind.


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