PROJECT END DATE:

8/12/2017

Project Start Date: 

8/8/2017


Ranger District:

Rocky Mountain Ranger District

Trailhead:

Middle Fork Teton 

campsite:

Backcountry Primative  

miles to camp:

5+ miles with +1,500' elevation gain and 200 lost. 


hiking difficulty

 

work difficulty

 

Project Description

Join fellow veterans for five days in the Wilderness! This trip will allow participants the opportunity to find camaraderie with fellow veterans, be physically challenged while experiencing a remote Wilderness area, and most importantly, have fun!

After meeting Nathaan, Jon and BMWF Crew Leader at the trailhead, you will sort gear and supplies for the packer and shoulder your backpack, for a 5 mile hike into camp. Basecamp will be on just below Route Creek Pass.  Wednesday-Friday volunteers will be working on trail #108 toward the pass.  Limbing encroaching trees, reestablishing the trail bed (tread) and rock removal will be the primary focus.  Pulaskis, shovels and hand saws will be the tools of choice. This trail accesses some of the most remote places in The Bob and Montana! Your work on this trail is needed to keep these wild places accessible to backpackers and horse parties.  After a hard day's work, relax back at camp or hike to Route Creek Pass for some amazing views. On Saturday the group will pack up and hike back out to the trailhead and civilization.

Further Objectives of this experience: 

  • Connection with other veterans
  • Personal growth
  • Learn how to travel comfortably in the backcountry 
  • Through teamwork focus on Wilderness Stewardship
  • Built trust and communication through an expedition experience
  • Allow for reflection and solitude through individual, one on one time and time with the group

For more information contact trip organizers Nathaan Demers / Nathaan.d@gmail.com / or  Jon Baum / jbworldtour@yahoo.com

BMWF will provide all food, tools and group gear. For a packing list and other helpful information click on the button below. 


MEETING PLACE: 

Volunteers will meet at the Rocky Mountain Ranger Station in Choteau Montana and caravan to the trailhead.  

Meeting Date and Time: 

8/8//2017 at 8:00AM