The Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is once again partnering with the Montana Wilderness Association to open and maintain remote trails on our public lands. This year we will be headed into the Sapphire Mountains to work on the Flat Rock Creek Trail #148 and Gold Creek Trail #43.
Flat Rock has not been cleared for several years, so opening that trail will be our top priority. We will also perform spot maintenance tasks on the trail as we progress. These tasks include re-treading the trail, brushing the corridor and clearing drainage structures. Each day's coverage will vary depending on how many trees have fallen, the size of the down trees and what work we find along the way. After we finish on Flat Rock, we will re-tread sections of the Gold Creek Trail.
Location: Sapphire Mountains
Dates: June 17 - 20, 2021
Camping: Frontcountry Car Camping
Volunteer Limit: 8
Meeting Time: Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m
This project is a great opportunity to explore the Sapphire Mountains while helping improve access for hunters, anglers, hikers and equestrians. Clearing deadfall is one of a trail crew's most rewarding work tasks. If you are up for the challenge, join us to experience the wild Sapphires and make a positive contribution to Montana's world-class network of public trails.
This project is only open to eight volunteers; we've recently hit that number but are still accepting additions to the waitlist.