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Greater Yellowstone Crew Assists in Trail Building and Maintenance

An MCC crew cuts new trail through a forest using handtools.

Our crew of Leaders was proud to work several elements of trail building and maintenance. We spent the first half of the hitch digging tread up the mountain. The majority of our crew had their first experience trail building, guided by our more experienced members and our Forest Service partners. The second part of our work was focused on building a crib wall to ease access to the trail. We quarried rocks from an uphill section with a grip hoist, then moved them manually to fill in the trail. We also had the pleasure of working with volunteers from Backcountry Horsemen of America, who brought out stock to help us pack in material. We learned a great deal from them and our Forestry Service partners, who were both invaluable in our work. The crew was also grateful to see what all members would agree was the most vibrant rainbow they had ever seen!

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