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Volunteer on a CDT Montana Trail Project

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VOLUNTEER: Get involved on the Continental Divide Trail! 

We have more projects than ever before planned for this summer.  Bust out your calendar and see what trip(s) you can do this summer. We have a great selection from Glacier to Yellowstone and everywhere in between.  AND...it's the 50th Anniversary of Wilderness so we have some special projects featured for the big celebration including a few projects in the Bob Marshall and Ananconda-Pinlter Wilderness areas.

Click on the project name below to get the details about each project. Scroll to bottom of page for project map. Questions? Please contact CDT Montana Program Director, Shannon Freix at 406.499.2309 or sfreix@wildmontana.org.

Date Level Project Name Location Spaces Open  
June 9-13 Moderate NTD  - Burnt Mtn near Butte Registration Closed  
June 27-Jul 3 Strenuous Sun River Pass - The Bob Bob Marshall Registration Closed  
June 27-29 Easy-Moderate MacDonald Pass near Helena Registration Closed  
June 30 Just for fun! Blackfoot Beer CDT Night Helena anyone 21 years +   
July 18-26 Strenuous Chinese Wall - The Bob Bob Marshall Registration Closed  
Aug 8-16 Moderate Upper Seymour Creek AP Wilderness Registration Closed  
Aug 17-23 Strenuous Swiftcurrent Trail, CDT Glacier NP Registration Closed  
Aug 23-30 Strenuous Edith Lake AP Wilderness Registration Closed  
Sept 5-7 Just for fun!  Wild 50th Fest Seeley Lake open - FREE  
Sept 7-13 Strenuous Hellroaring Creek  Centennial Mtns Registration Closed  
Sept 6-13 Strenuous Heart Lake Yellowstone NP Registration Closed  
Sept 26 Just for fun! 2nd Annual Hiker Hoopla Marias Pass open - $20 donation  

Trail Crew Volunteer
Join us in the field to swing a tool, move dirt or build a new structure. CDT Montana projects range from moderate to very strenuous; one day to 10 days; car camping campsites to backcountry living primitive settings. There is something for everyone. 

Give us a call if we can offer more details. We can help you make a decision that is right for you and other volunteers you'll be working with. It's important to pull your weight, but learning and new experiences is what CDT Montana volunteer projects are all about, too! 

Camp Cook
Want to join a field project, but not interested in all the heavy lifting. Then volunteer as a Camp Cook. 

We need Camp Cooks for car camping and backcountry projects. CDT Montana provides the budget, menu suggestions, kitchen gear and hungry volunteers. You help with the food shopping, menu planning and on-site chef skills. Two cooks are often better than one so bring a friend! Call us if you're interested in this position at 406.499.2309; we'll give you all the details. And you get a nifty little Camp Cook apron as a souvenier. 

Volunteer Packer 
We are used to working with horse and mule strings, but we're not opposed to llamas, goats or big dogs that can pack our gear into the backcountry. Nearly half of our trail projects are in the backcountry; 4 miles to 18 miles in distance so we are very grateful for our packing friends. In particular, the Back Country Horsemen of Montana (various clubs) have stepped up to help us with pack support over the years. If you're interested in packing - we'd love to chat with you! We schedule most of our packing trips in February-March before summer projects. All packers must have (current) USFS Defensive Horsemenship Training. 


2014 CDT Montana Project Map. Click on the map below to download pdf. 

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2014 CDT Montana Volunteer Guide

Download the full 2014 printable guide (9MB, large file)

Volunteer Registration

Please read specific project information below before you register. Each project is different. 

Volunteer FAQs

Details you need to know before lacing up those hiking boots. 

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