2nd bridge in Bighorn National Forest

just boys being ‘toids

  • September 15, 2019
  • Posted by O. M. Portner

Our crew of Reptoids travelled to the Gallatin National Forest, just outside of West Yellowstone to do drain work on the CDT. We also constructed a turnpike there. Next, our crew worked for the BLM in southwest Montana and brushed out a trail and cleared large rocks from the trail. Finally, we did 2 hitches in the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. There, we constructed 3 bridges, brushed four miles of trail, cleared a log jam, and installed 17 drains on a social trail often utilized by horse packers.

Union Falls

7 days in Bechler

  • September 12, 2019
  • Posted by Megan Bain

The Life of Caleb Burn’s and Kaitlin Raven’s crew

After work fun

Montanans take on Utah

  • September 10, 2019
  • Posted by Alex Brown

Five MCC members tackle the High Uintas Mountains in the Ashley National Forest outside of Duchesne, Utah.

Simon BBQing socks

8 Days on 9-Mile

  • August 30, 2019
  • Posted by Kai Wilkinson

The trials and tribulations of Lucky Season 7 in the Nine-Mile woods.

The Squad

Lolo South Fork Take II

  • August 29, 2019
  • Posted by Jordan Hamilton

This hitch was the second consecutive adventure into the Lolo South Fork Trail. While the previous hitch focused on bridge-building, this hitch hinged on cross-cutting some formidable fallen trees.


Our Very First Wilderness Experience

  • August 28, 2019
  • Posted by Brenna McGown

It was our first hitch in which we were able to go into the Wilderness (with a capital W). It was also the hitch where we saw the most people and mules by far. It may have not felt like a typical ‘wilderness’ experience (no crosscutting sadly) but it was a great time overall and dare we say, one of those ‘best hitches ever?’

Soggy spot on the Park Creek Trail in Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest where the question of what is the best tool was answered at least for our crew

What Is The Best MCC Tool?

  • August 27, 2019
  • Posted by Megan Bain

After 9 days in the front country near the Park Creek Trail in Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest our crew believes we have the answer to this question.

The Moosebirds in August

  • August 22, 2019
  • Posted by Jackson Crawford

The Moosebirds had an eventful couple of hitches in August.

Tree torching out

Wind River Module In Alaska

  • August 20, 2019
  • Posted by Patty Derner and Toni Hardy

After two long days of travel, we step off the boats onto the bank of the Chandalar River. The muddy bank is decorated by arctic wolf and black bear tracks, a reminder that although we will call this spot home for 14 days, we are guests in the territory of much wilder things.

Connor and Amanda's crew at the top of Mt. Wam.

Eureka YCC - Mt. Wam Lookout Restoration Project

  • August 17, 2019
  • Posted by Connor Crosier

Wam Fire Lookout- The hike that fueled our season!

Libby YCC crew at the National Bison Range

Cattle Fencing at Wolf Creek

  • August 16, 2019
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

The Libby YCC Crew built fencing at Wolf Creek to mitigate damage to the creek from cattle. This project was done with the Libby Ranger District Hydrology Department.

Digging Tread in Kootenai

  • August 15, 2019
  • Posted by Kyle Timmons

The sweltering heat of the burn area made swinging the tools tough, but the fresh faces of the newest 8 MCC members gave us a huge boost in spirits!


Youth Expedition Pro-Tips

  • August 14, 2019
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Following a month long hitch many of the crew members had already completed time as members on previous expeditions with MCC. Through more experience with MCC than their Co-Leaders, these youth came up with some MCC PRO-TIPS after their time spent traveling from Wild Horse Island, out to Glacier National Park, into the Kootenai, and along the Hungry Horse.

The Krew

Heckin’ Dingers’ Crew

  • August 14, 2019
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Four weeks covering a broad swath of beautiful NW Montana.


Six Ways to Die on the National Bison Range

  • August 14, 2019
  • Posted by Megan Marsolek

What could possibly go wrong when you ask a group of high school aged volunteers to work outside in 90 degree weather on the National Bison Range? Apparently, a lot. We managed to make it out unscathed, but made a list of six ways things could have gone wrong while working on the range:

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