- 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.
- July 23, 2019
- Posted by Gabaccia // @gabaccia // gabaccia.com
What can happen if you don’t know exactly what’s in your backpack while you leave it out at night?
- July 18, 2019
- Posted by Brenna McGown
A hike up to Lake Otatsy, which is a hidden gem in the Seeley Lake Ranger District was the beginning of a dirty but fun hitch. We spent most of the hitch switching between digging retread and building turnpike, all of which is in the burn. It was almost a surprise to see green trees again on the hike out! We were so dirty and covered in ash, that when stopping by a gas station for supplies (e.g., ice cream), we got asked if we were a fire crew.
- July 11, 2019
- Posted by Jack Harte
Northern Rocky Sawyers take on the Idaho Panhandle.
- June 14, 2019
- Posted by Natalie Hamel
Lucky Season Seven spent their work days assisting the crew of the North Fork Ranger District of the Frank Church River of No Return with building retaining walls and maintaining stock trails.
- June 04, 2019
- Posted by John Lillegard
Last week, the Northern Rockies Youth Expedition Leaders embarked on a backcountry hitch in the Great Bear Wilderness. They practiced their backcountry camping, project management, and crosscut saw skills.
- May 11, 2019
- Posted by Hannah Hartman
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” - Joan Walsh Anglund
- February 21, 2019
- Posted by Lloyd Farley
If you’re anything like me you’re probably digging through the blogs trying to figure out what you might be getting yourself into. Maybe you heard a little about one of the Bob Marshall Wilderness immersion crews and are debating whether or not to throw your hat in, or you have already taken that leap of faith and you are just trying to figure out what you could possibly do to occupy your time during your weekends. Im here to say that there is no level of reading or preparation that will possibly even come close to what you are going to experience and to just put away whatever device you might be reading this on and just send it.
- January 28, 2019
- Posted by Halle Smith
Be kind and surrender to the flow. It’s amazing where it takes you.
- 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.
- December 16, 2018
- Posted by Miriam Genheimer
N Rock Roving Crew’s last hitch was a nine-day-split-backcountry-endeavor-to-remember
- 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!
- 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.
- July 19, 2018
- Posted by Malachi Baker
What has a head, a tail, and is super common in the Bison Range? Rattlesnakes.
- July 13, 2018
- Posted by Parker Dean
A challenging week lay ahead of the Glacier Crew on Week 3 as we built trail in the Mt. Brown burn area.