The Beaten Path (Cooke City to E. Rosebud) Turnpike Construction 2019 Aug 8, 2019 – Aug 12, 2019

This is the start of the popular “Beaten Path” route from Cooke City to the East Rosebud. If you’ve hiked this trail, you know that the first section of the trail up to Kersey Lake is notoriously boggy. We will work on adding drainage structures and building framed, raised turnpikes through the muddy stretches. We will hike into work every day (up to 2 miles one-way); the altitude is around 7,500 feetand because constructing turnpikes is quite involved, this trip is fairly strenuous.

This our only cabin stay and front-country camping trips this season! Because each day we start out at the Chief Joseph/Clark’s Fork Trailhead, you can join us for a portion of this trip if you can’t make the full five days of work. Just make sure you are ready to hit the trail at 8 am! As always, tasty meals are provided.

Note: This trip takes place in the heart of grizzly country! We will have access to the historic Forest Service cabin which sleeps six people, and folks are welcome to sleep in their hard-sided vehicles. Tent camping is not allowed.

Building turnpike in the Kersey Lake area

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