VTC #11 - Kading Kick-Off

Photo by Meg Killen

Project: Kading Kick-Off

Landscape: Electric Peak/Little Blackfoot

Dates: August 31 - September 3, 2018

Location: Kading Cabin - Helena-Lewis & Clark Natl. Forest, Helena R.D.
Project Work: Clearing
Camping: Frontcountry Car Camping
Project Difficulty: Strenuous
Volunteer Limit: 12
Volunteer Slots Available: YES
Meeting Time & Place: Friday August 31, 5:30 PM @ Kading Cabin


Project Description

This Labor Day weekend, Montana High Divide Trail's efforts to connect the Little Blackfoot to the Cliff Mountain Crest will commence. We need to clear a corridor for the new trail, which means sawing lots of downed trees! Team up with this collaborative of local mountain bikers, stock users, and wilderness lovers as we embark on Phase One of our multi-year project. 

Once completed, the Cliff Mountain Crest Trail will offer stunning views of the Flint Creek Range, Pintlers, Continental Divide and Electric Peak Wilderness. It will also connect to forest trails in Baggs Creek and Cottonwood Creek, and to the Continental Divide Scenic Trail, offering single track trail options. Here's your chance to join a team of hard-working visionaries who know how to have a good time while out working on the trail!

About High Divide Trails

Montana High Divide Trails is the vision of hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and conservationists working together to build and protect a wide-ranging trail system along the Continental Divide between the Pintler and Scapegoat wilderness areas. This southwestern Montana system offers quiet trails and wilderness for everyone.

Nine organizations are collaborating to focus on conserving wildlands and fostering an outstanding network of quiet trails for hikers, mountain bikers, runners, and horseback riders to enjoy. The Montana High Divide Trails partnership includes: Great Divide Cycling Team, Helena Bicycle Club - Wild Divide Chapter, Helena Outdoor Club, Helena Trail Riders, Highlands Cycling Club, Last Chance Back Country Horsemen, Mile-High Back Country Horsemen, Montana Wilderness Association, and the Prickly Pear Land Trust.

Meeting Time & Place

Friday August 31, 5:30 PM @ Kading Cabin

Directions: Located 40 miles southeast of Helena, in the Little Blackfoot drainage, the cabin can be reached via U.S. Highway 12, turning south onto the Little Blackfoot Road just east of Elliston. From this intersection, it will be approximately 16 miles to the cabin. It is located on the west or right side of the road, directly across from the entrance to Kading Campground. Google Map directions here.

Camping Details

We will be frontcountry, car camping at the Kading Cabin. There is potable water and a vault toilet at the campground. The crew will be utilizing the cabin for cooking and storage but everyone will sleep in tents outside of the cabin. Please pack accordingly.

Food and Water

MWA will provide all food and cooking equipment. The first meal provided will be dinner Friday evening. Last meal provided will be lunch fixings on Monday. 

Volunteers are expected to help with food preparation and clean up on a rotating basis, but your crew leader will handle primary kitchen responsibilities. The cabin will be available for group food storage and kitchen set-up, but please plan to store any additional food or drinks in your personal vehicle.

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