The Cooke City to E. Rosebud Trail (sometimes known as "The Beaten Path") is easily the most popular overnight trail in the entire Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, so it gets beaten-up pretty badly! It needs our help to be sure! The beginning stretches of the trail have gotten extremely muddy before you come to beautiful Kersey Lake. Therefore, there’s a lot of trail that needs fixing, and we will be adding better drainage features and installing new sections of "turnpike" (see photo) through the very muddy sections. Lots of work to be done.
We will be staying at the historic Forest Service cabin, 1 mile east of Cooke City. It's easiest to meet at the Cooke City Chamber of Commerce building at 9:00am and then go together to the cabin. The work will be very strenuous and at an altitude of about 7500 feet. From the cabin we will hike a couple miles to work each day. The cabin sleeps 6, but others can stay in campers or vehicles.
You don’t need to commit to all five days of work if you don’t want to. You can join us for some or all of the days, since it's easy to meet us at the cabin by 8 a.m. or the trailhead on the days you can attend.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: Historic Cabin! & Car Camping—Up to 6 can sleep in the cabin; the rest can sleep in vehicles or hard-sided campers. This is the heart of griz country, so no tents!