2021 projects

Below is a list of our 2021 projects. Our 2021 project projects will include members of: Cube Iron-Cataract Coalition (CICC), Montana Wilderness Association (MWA), Kootenai National Forest (KNF), Lolo National Forest (LNF), Trout Creek Back Country Horsemen, Wildhorse Plains Back Country Horsemen, The White Bark Foundation (WBF).

This year, we’re conducting several hikes with MWA, a major trail project with the KNF, LNF, CICC, and Wildhorse Plains Back Country Horsemen. One of the new projects we’re excited about is working with the WBF on possible White Bark Pine projects.

Below is a list of our current hikes and projects, if you’d like to volunteer or if you’d like more information, please reach out to: cubeironcataract@gmail.com

June 23rd, Cabin Lake Trail Clearing

Join us on a trail clearing project in the world famous 4 Lakes Basin. You will have the chance to see moose, mountain goats, bears, wolves, among other wild creatures. This is an 8 mile clearing project.

Zach Whipple-Kilmer zachcore@hotmail.com

July 3rd, Vermillion Pass to Mt Headley

This hike will be one of the hikes we will be conducting with the White Bark Pine Foundation to gather potential data and information about future WBF projects.

Ridgetop hike starting at the top of Graves Cr

WBP Gorgeous views Trail #528

MWA Doug Ferrell ferrelldoug@gmail.com

July 10-11, Vermillion River Area Project

This is a major project combining teams from CICC, USFS, MT Conservation Corp and Plains BCH. Clear blowdown, cut brush, repair tread, have fun and get some major work done. This project will be done on the top of Vermilion Pass on trails #528 and #541. The work will also include rebuilding the trail intersection. Work will also be done on Seven Point and Slide Rock Mountain.

John Errecart jerrecart@blackfoot.net

July 22nd, Squayth-Kwum Creek

This hike is a gentle meander through a beautiful creek with bountiful waterfalls. This trail is located very close to Thompson Falls.

MWA  Plant ID & Flower Hike  Trail#520

Juli Thurston  juli.thurston@montana.edu

July 29th, Four Lakes Loop Trail

Popular hike to this famous lake basin in the Cube Iron Roadless Area just north of Thompson Falls.

Juli Thurston juli.thurston@montana.edu

August 14th, Cataract Trail Project

Along magical Cataract Cr, Trail #47, this trail project will be in partnership with the CICC and the Trout Creek Back Country Horsemen. We will go up as far as we can on the gorgeous Cataract Creek trail.

Doc Milham goodhorses1111@gmail.com

August 22nd, Hike to Mt Silcox

Great views of Thompson Falls and the Clark Fork River on top of beautiful Mt.Silcox.

Trail #748

MWA Mark Sheets msheets@blackfoot.net

Sept 4th, Vermillion Pass to Slide Rock Mt

WBP Glorious ridge top hike Trail #529 learning about the amazing White Bark Pine.

MWA Doug Ferrell ferrelldoug@blackfoot.net

Sept 11th, 7 Point Mountain

Miller Cr Rd nearly to the top through Seven Point Research Natural Area learning about White Bark Pine. This hike will take place in the Cataract Roadless Area.

MWA Doug Ferrell ferrelldoug@gmail.com

Sept 16th, Arrowhead & Duckhead Lakes

Gorgeous hiking Trail # 1102 through some lightly traveled back country trail.

Juli Thurston juli.thurston@montana.edu

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