June Trail Projects

Contact(s): Tod McKay

Hamilton, Montana – Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen (BRBCH) and the Bitterroot National Forest are partnering on three trail clean-up projects taking place this month. 

The first will occur this weekend June 8-9th on the Darby/Sula Ranger District on the East Fork Trail #433 and Needle Creek Trail #434.  Base camp is near the East Fork trailhead.   Volunteers will do general trail maintenance and repairs along with clearing blow down on the trails.  Crosscut saws only will be used on the East Fork Trail and some chainsaw work is possible on Needle Creek.

The second project will take place on June 15-16th at Blodgett Creek Trail #19 on the Stevensville Ranger District.  The group will do general trail maintenance and trail clearing to Blodgett Pass including an overnight stay at 7-mile meadow.   

The last project will occur on June 23-24th on the Darby/Sula Ranger District at Crazy Creek Horse Camp and on trails near Two Good Cabin.  One crew will perform horse camp maintenance and a second crew will camp overnight at Three Forks junction and work on the Overwhich Trail #103 and Porcupine Creek Trail #205.     

The public should be on alert and watch out for volunteer work crews and stock at these locations.  For more information on the projects visit www.bchmt.org/bitterroot.

BRBCH was established in 1976 and was one of the first chapters in the nation.  Their goal is to ensure that stock users can continue to access backcountry and wilderness trails.  The chapter annually contributes over 600 personal hours and 425 stock hours on projects, most on the National Forest, that create significant benefits for all trail users and for the natural resources.

Stay in touch with us through www.facebook.com/DiscoverBitterrootNF and www.twitter.com/BitterrootNF.



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