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Field Program

[Image Description: Two MCC members taking a brief break; one is sitting on a rock, the other is standing nearby. They are both in their uniforms, looking out at the expansive, mountain view surrounding them.]

Greater Yellowstone Cabin Retreat

A crew leader holding a snow shovel stands in front of an A-frame cabin. The cabin is surrounded by trees and covered in snow, while other crew leaders work in the background.

After 2 weeks of primarily office-based training, the crew leaders of the Greater Yellowstone region set out for our first "Frontcountry Hitch". Loading up the rigs for the first time was almost like a party as we were all filled with so much excitement and anticipation. After we were fully packed, we began the drive up to Ennis to find what our Staff had in store for us. To simulate a true hitch, we rode 6 deep in each rig. Having all seats filled made us even more stoked as we talked, sang, and laughed all the way to the cabin.

Our journey to the cabin was filled with delight as we passed truly majestic scenery. The wanderlust for nature among crew leads only grew as we traversed beautiful mountain ranges and a roaring river. Upon arrival we were greeted by the snow-covered scene of a cozy little cabin tucked away in the woods. It was there that we learned the basics of frontcountry camping in the winter through knot tying, cooking, and how to properly maintain a wood stove. We bonded as a group by sharing life stories and navigating a low ropes course. This experience will forever hold a place in our hearts as we venture onward towards a promising season.