Over 50 volunteers joined Five Valleys Land Trust on National Public Lands Day to help build a portion of the House of Sky Trail, a new recreational trail in Missoula.
The Missoulian featured the trail building effort in a featured story accompanied by a handful of stunning photos taken by Missoulian photographer Tom Bauer.
The 4.5-mile Mount Dean Stone trail is scheduled to open next year and will connect to the High, Wide and Handsome Trail in the Mount Dean Stone Corridor. It will be open for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers.
The trail work was hosted by Mountain Bike Missoula (MTB Missoula), community members along with co-hosts from Five Valleys Land Trust, Montana Trail Crew, and Montana Conservation Corps.
Photo: Sherri Lee works on a new section of trail on Mount Dean Stone. Tom Bauer/Missoulian photo