Once again we're joining forces with the good folks at the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation to host a weeklong stewardship project deep into the heart of the Bob.
This year the crew will be battling invasive weeds, specifically spraying, cutting and pulling Canadian Thistle.
This year's trip includes travel days in and out of the wilderness, five days camped in the backcountry, with four of those days being work days and one being a well-earned day off, giving participants time to explore the area, hike to Gooseberry Cabin or fish the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Flathead.
Volunteers are asked to meet at the Choteau Ranger Station the evening of Monday, August 2nd. From there we'll head to the West Fork to car camp at the trailhead. Tuesday the 3rd we'll hike up and over Teton Pass, gaining about 2,000 feet before dropping down into Grizzly Park where we'll spend the week. The total hike in is 12 miles.
In addition to a BMWF crew leader, Montana BHA board member Corey Ellis will be joining as well. Food, group gear, tools and safety equipment will all be provided, and schlepped in with the help of a pack string.
This trip is only open to eight (8) participants, so if you're serious in joining and earning some public lands karma, RSVP soon!
Image courtesy of Mike Clingan.