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Looking over Jewell Lake towards Pine Creek Lake and Black Mountain (photo by Alex Blackmer)

Pine Creek Lake isn't a secret, but it's notorious for good reason. 

Snow clings to the top of the Snowcrest Mountains (Alli Behrens)

An expedition into the rocky peaks, emerald valleys, and wide prairies of the Ruby Valley offers a glimpse into the future of this special place. 

A gray fall day in Beartrap Canyon Wilderness (Larry Kilmer)

MWA volunteers and the BLM's Dillon Field Office are teaming up to monitor wilderness character and protect key wildlands in southwestern Montana, and we need your help. 

Blooming cactus with the Sweetgrass Hills in the background (photo by Janice Hendrickson)

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.

John Helle and Emily Cleveland at the skirting table (Alex Blackmer)

Two MWA staffers spent a day at the Helle Rambouillet Ranch near Dillon to get a taste of sheep shearing and some insight into what makes the Ruby Valley Strategic Alliance tick. 

Volunteers re-tread a section of trail on Lewis and Clark Pass north of Lincoln (photo by Sean Jansen)

Curious about what really goes on during an MWA volunteer trail crew project? A lot of hard work, a lot of fun, and a whole lot of eating.