So High Up

  • January 10, 2019
  • Posted by Dace Whiteley-YCC leader

The Ponderosa pines stood narrow and wise, looking like they belonged there, clutching the sunlight in their pine needle hands.

south slope

  • January 07, 2019
  • Posted by Galen Cook

waters surge, a boulder rolls
lava cools, rock fields form
and crumble with time

The Schedule is a Good One

  • January 03, 2019
  • Posted by Clint

At 6, I am drinking coffee and eating peanut butter by the spoonful. At 6:30 I am trekking through trees, brush, or over hilltops with a shovel for my morning cat hole.

Ford Schoolhouse before work

Silky Fury

  • December 22, 2018
  • Posted by Stephen Ramage

As we began our bush-whack to the Ford Schoolhouse, we realized we would not escape the tiny menaces here. We could hear them diving in, and they were hungry. Before long, each of us was surrounded by a mosquito bubble.

Mount Wam

Buckle Bunnies

  • December 20, 2018
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Summer 2018… Eureka, MT… Buckle Bunny Season

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

  • December 17, 2018
  • Posted by Ella FitzH20

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
Dear Wilderpeople,

N Rock Roving Crew’s last hitch was a nine-day-split-backcountry-endeavor-to-remember


  • September 18, 2018
  • Posted by Sarah

Mid-way through the trail work season, taking the time to appreciate the things that we are grateful for.

Home Sweet Milk River

  • August 22, 2018
  • Posted by Casey Gallagher

Coming from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the prairie is a major transition. I had never seen an actual prairie before! Holy cow, seriously, this is cow country!

Garden of Eden

  • August 16, 2018
  • Posted by Alex LeFrancois

“This is going to be an interesting landing.”
These are not the words one wants to hear from a bush pilot as your flying full speed in a small Cessna airplane towards a makeshift landing strip in the backcountry within the Payette National Forest.


  • August 14, 2018
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

It was our last hitch as a summer crew and we were headed back to Idaho!

Our First Backcountry Hitch

  • August 02, 2018
  • Posted by Patrick Lynch

We were all pretty excited for our first real backcountry hitch and we were headed to the Cabinet Mountains! It was time to rethink our meals, ditch the rig, hike to our campsite, compact our garbage, and figure out bear hangs.

Taken by project partner, Jerry Wandler, youth expedition crew does stretch circle before heading out onto the trail.

Youth Expedition Cleans Snowmobile Trails in Troy, MT

  • July 30, 2018
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Youth expedition hikes about 4.5 miles up and down a mountain while trimming, lopping, and sawing various debris.

The Crew

Alive and Truly Living

  • July 27, 2018
  • Posted by Bonita Pernot

Nature is healing, and hard work reminds me of that.

At the Reservoir

  • July 27, 2018
  • Posted by Miriam Genheimer

At dusk I pulled out a notebook and pen in hopes of remembering something other than the abundance of mosquitoes near the water.

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