From July 18th to the 24th, the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, the Treasury Valley Back Country Horsemen, and the Montana Conservation Corps cleared the Pistol Creek Trail. This highly professional and very motivated group cut over 900 trees out of the trail, including a large jumble of logs resulting from an avalanche in 2009. Some tree trunks removed were over four feet in diameter. The group used traditional hand tools and completed the task with no injuries. It was an impressive demonstration of advanced woods skills and dedication to Wilderness ideals.
The Salmon-Challis National Forest and the Middle Fork Ranger District would like to thank these, and other volunteers, who have worked Wilderness trails in “The Frank” this summer.