April Events!

“There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection.

– Theodore Roosevelt
President of the United States

Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir at Yosemite.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park! TRNP

This year marks the National Parks Service Centennial (Find Your Park Here)

“The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration! The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs. We invite you to find your park and discover the national parks and programs in your own backyard!”

All National Parks will be hosting special programs through out the year along with their normally scheduled programs as well. Since Theodore Roosevelt National Park is our closest National Park and only an hour away I will be promoting their events on Facebook through Glendive Outside and TNRP when more details come out.
Special Programs 2016 Theodore Roosevelt Nat. Park:
April 16th,  Jr Ranger Day  All Day, Saturday.
April 16th-23rd  All Day, National Park Week, Fee Free Week!
June 4th, National Trails Day All Day, Saturday.
62nd Annual Bird Walk, June 5th 6:30am, Cottonwood Campground, Sunday.
Bio-Blitz June 24-25th, times varies, Peaceful Valley Ranch, Friday and Saturday.
Teddy Bear Picnic, July 10th, TBA, Picnic Area, South Unit, Sunday.
Terry Tempest Williams, July 24th, TBA, Sunday at Cottonwood Campground.
Founders Day, August 25th 10:00am Painted Canyon, Thurday.
Dakota Nights Sept 23-25th, Times Varies, South Unit, Friday and Saturday.
Photo Award Display Dec, 3 All Day, Visitors Center, South Unit, Saturday.
Bird Count, Dec 18th, 8am, Visitors Center, Sunday.
april-facts-emekatalksApril is upon us! The green colors are slowly starting to appear across the brown badlands. This will be the first month that will start off with an away activity.

April 22nd, Friday

Makoshika’s Kinney Coulee Trail Trail Map

  • Meet at trail head at 10:00 am and/or 6:00 pm.  Alternative trail will be used in case of wet conditions. Remember to Leave No Trace!


April 23rd, Saturday

Jaycee West Park Loop Trail Map


  • Meet at Jaycee West Park park near the Tennis Courts and we will walk clockwise.

5pm Glendive, MT.  Option:

  • Park at Group Use Shelter Hike down to the Diane Gabriel Trail and then enjoy some Makoshika Disc Golf!

5pm Fairview, MT Option: Lift Bridge and Cartwright Tunnel

  • I  thought it would be an enjoyable Saturday outing, there are a few other things to do around Fairview as well Fort Union Trading Post and Fort Buford State Historic Site.  Meet up at Sundheim Park, near the bridge parking. Just outside of Fairview along the Yellowstone River (Directions). Bring your Disc Golf discs!  We will either play disc golf or walk first. One way to the far end is just at 0.95 miles.  If you would like to go and would like to carpool know. I can fit up 3-4 in my car comfortably.  Let me know ahead so I can clean it!  There are a few places to eat in Fairview, if your interested as well.  Sunset starts around 8pm.

April 24th, Sunday.

  • Meet at the bottom of the switchbacks in Makoshika. We will head up the switch back trail, travel the Ponderosa Trail to McCarty Pond and connecting with the Ponderosa Trail Loop.  Pending on how the group feels, we may take a side trip over and hit up Cap Rock Nature Trail as well!  We will then return down the road, via side trails that follow the road back 3 miles roughly without Cap Rock Trail.
Happy Trails and I’ll see you Outside!

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