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Fourmile/Meatrack Trails #22-23 w/ American Hiking Society 2020 Aug 19, 2020 – Aug 26, 2020

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Location: South of Big Timber, along the Main Boulder Road at Fourmile Creek. Yellowstone RD.

Work: We will pull non-native houndstongue, construct water bars, build check dams and retaining walls out of stone and wood; and finish everything off by brushing the corridor. This is an all-around quite strenuous work project, as we will be working with stone, locally sourced logs, and standard trail tools (shovels, Pulaskis, picks, crosscut saws).

Description: This is our annual project with the members of the American Hiking Society. Our trip starts at the Frosty Freeze in Big Timber, MT. From there we will carpool/caravan up the Main Boulder River to the Fourmile Trailhead. The first and last night of the trip, the crew will camp at the Fourmile Trailhead. On the morning of Day 2, we will hike in the 5 miles and establish a basecamp for the rest of the week. The Beartooth Backcountry Horsemen will pack in our heavy stuff—food, tools, tents, etc.—so volunteers only need to carry a day pack with their clothes and personal items. This is an American Hiking Society trip; you must be registered for through their website: https://americanhiking.org/volunteer-vacation-trip/absaroka-beartooth-wilderness/. The road down the Main Boulder River gets quite rough beyond 4-mile; most passenger vehicles can make it to the 4-Mile bridge, but it’s slow going.

Difficulty: The work is Strenuous. Hike in is moderate to fairly strenuous. Horse Support: YES Elevation: 8000 ft.

Group size: We will not exceed 10 people on our trail projects in 2020

Meeting time & location: Whether you are driving yourself or catching a ride from the airport, we will convene at 2:30 p.m. at the Frosty Freeze in Big Timber and drive to the trailhead together.

Bring: See “Multi-Day Trip Packing List.


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  • Signing up for a project means you can participate for either all or part of a project (please notify us in advance of this).
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