Hamilton, MT. – Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen (BBCH) and the Bitterroot National Forest are partnering on a trail clean-up day at the Coyote Coulee Trail #127 on the Darby Ranger District. The project is scheduled for this Saturday, May 11th from 9am-1pm.
The group will do general trail maintenance including clearing blow down, cleaning water bars and ditches and general trail repairs. Coyote Coulee is a popular hiking and horseback riding area that gets heavy use, so hikers and riders should be on alert this weekend and watch out for volunteer work crews. The trail system provides the novice rider (both horse and bicycle and hiker) with a relatively easy trail that is close to Highway 93 and accessible most of the year. For more information, contact project leader Frank Lipus at (406) 375-2593 or visit www.bchmt.org/bitterroot.
BBCH was established more than 30 years ago and was one of the first chapters in the nation. Their goal is to ensure that stock users can continue to access backcountry and wilderness trails. The club annually contributes over 600 personal hours and 425 stock hours on projects, most on the National Forest, that create significant benefits for all trail users and for the natural resources.
Stay in touch with the Bitterroot National Forest through www.twitter.com/BitterrootNF and www.facebook.com/DiscoverTheBitterroot.