Saturday, July 7

Working in the Little Belt Mountains

Since the Senior Youth Crew Leader from Great Falls left her position a month ago, I was asked to visit her youth crews at some point in the season. I had been looking forward to visiting the Expedition crew from Great Falls because they are the older kids (16-18) and their session is all backcountry work for four weeks, in which they don't go home at all. The youth are from all over the state of Montana, instead of a specific region. And since all of their work is backcountry, they usually get packed into a campsite with pack horses and mules. June 24th, I headed up to the Little Belt Mountains to work on Off Highway Vehicle trails. I spent a week with the Expedition crew living in the mountains, working on trails, laughing around the campfire, and dodging hale stones.

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