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At the the saddle of Tranquil Basin (photo by Maddie Matarazzo)

This trail was no joke. From the moment we turned on to the other trail to the moment we reached Tranquil Basin there was not a single stretch of flat ground.

Enjoying the sunset above Jewel Basin from atop Mount Aeneas (photo by Maddie Matarazzo)

Perhaps it was the never-ending views that showcased the difference between the wilderness and civilization. Maybe it was the rainbow of colors found in the wildflowers or the inquisitive nature of the mountain goats. 

View of the Cabinet Mountains from the Yaak Fire Lookout Tower (photo by Maddie Matarazzo)

As the sun set the entire horizon turned bright red and a full moon began to rise. The only sound I could hear were the quiet rustles of the forest. 

Upper Layout Creek in the Pryor Mountains (photo by Zack Porter)

There’s still snow covering Montana’s high country, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places to get out on the trail.

Volunteers on a trail stewardship project in the Centennials (photo by Sam McMain)

In response to the high demand for trail stewardship work across Montana, we’ve expanded our trails program.

On a staff backpacking trip in the Great Burn, Brian in front (photo by Zack Porter)

When Brian first arrived at MWA in 2010, the organization had 12 employees working in five offices around the state. Six years later, MWA has grown to 25 staff members in eight field offices.