Trail work days set for Flathead Forest

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Flathead National Forest is inviting local citizens to join its September Trails Initiative and help make a few trails close to home a little better.

Volunteer work parties will be held the last four Fridays and Saturdays in September 2018 on a wide range of trais. Each weekend of work parties features one of the many nonprofit partners in the Flathead Valley that work hard to make the whole trail system a great place for a wide range of trail lovers.

Each work party starts at 9 a.m. at the trailhead and ends at about 3:30 p.m. rain or shine. Be sure to bring a long sleeve shirt, long pants, sturdy boots, pair of work gloves, lunch, plenty of water and a winning attitude. Expect a physically strenuous day and a hike up to 3 miles one-way.

For more information and to sign up for one or more work parties visit http://bit.ly/SeptTrails2018. When you sign up you will receive a confirmation email with more details on where to meet and what to expect.

Finally, come celebrate all the good work as well for the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at Backslope Brewing in Columbia Falls.

For questions, contact MJ Crandall, Hungry Horse-Glacier View District Recreation Lead at 406-387-3818 or mjcrandall@fs.fed.us.

Work schedule:

• Friday, Sept. 7 at Emery Creek Snowmobile Trail (FSR 1614) with partner Flathead Snowmobile Association.

• Saturday, Sept. 8 at Emery Creek Snowmobile Trail (FSR 1614) with partner Flathead Snowmobile Association.

• Friday, Sept. 14 9 a.m. at Danny On National Recreation Trail #370 with partner Montana Wilderness Association.

• Saturday, Sept. 15 at Danny On National Recreation Trail #370 with partner Montana Wilderness Association.

• Friday, Sept. 21 at Tally-Ashley Trail #800 with partner Flathead Area Mountain Bikers.

• Saturday, Sept. 22 at Tally-Ashley Trail #800 with partner Flathead Area Mountain Bikers.

• Friday, Sept. 28 at Ousel Peak Trail #331 with partner Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation.

• Saturday, Sept. 29 National Public Lands Day at Skiumah Creek #204 with partners Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation.

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