Together with eight other Girls, you’ll enter the Bob Marshall Wilderness of Montana for an eight day adventure complete with hard work, new friends, camp cookin’, and probably some mules! This is a trail work trip designed for teenage girls (ages 13-18) who are interested in digging in the dirt and getting to know themselves a little better. We will focus on finding our strength, building our grit, and having a really good time. Come sleep under the stars, build some trail that people will use for years to come, and sit around the campfire eating s’mores after a hard day’s work. Food and Fun are provided – you just have to bring your self and a willingness to show up, work hard, and connect to others like you!
This project begins with a 9 mile hike to base camp up a steady climb to Route Creek Pass. As the trail climbs over the pass you will see glimpses of Old Baldy to the south. Before descending the pass you will continue through a loose grove of limber pine, twisted into fantastic shapes by the winds that roar through the pass on a regular basis. The trail crosses several creeks, so keep your river crossing shoes handy! The group will make camp along the confluence of Nesbit and route creek.
The work will be to pull out an old rotting puncheon and re-tread the trail in that spot to make it safe for hikers, and stock. Enjoy a day off mid week, explore nearby peaks or relax and dip in the creek!
A $50 suggested donation is requested. Food will be provided and we have the ability to provide some gear to participants. Applications will be reviewed and selected members will know by May 15th!