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National Trails Day
Join us June 1, 2019

Join BSCO on June 1st, 2019 for a fun day of trail building and maintenance projects to improve the community trail system in celebration of National Trails Day and #NationalTrailsDay. Together, along with the rest of the nation we will improve 2,802 miles of trails – the distance across the US.

Every first Saturday in June, communities across the country participate in American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day by supporting the volunteer efforts of local trail organizations. The Big Sky Community Organization is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity that has built and manages more than 19 miles of public trails in Big Sky. Trails Day is a great way for the community to join together in an effort to enhance and preserve the local trail system, #bscotrails.

Volunteers will meet at the Big Sky Community Park, located at 25 Seeway Road at 8:30 am to join a variety of trail projects to suit all ages and abilities. After a fun day on the trails, volunteers will meet back at the river pavilion by 12:00 pm for a BBQ lunch. The event is free and open to the public. Volunteers should bring gloves, sunscreen, water bottles, and trail friendly footwear and clothing. Some tools are provided but additional shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows are welcome.

  • 8:30 am – Volunteer Registration
  • 9:00 am – Orientation
  • 9:15 am – Trail Projects Begin
  • 12:00 pm – Volunteer BBQ

Register in advance below and sign our wavier. For more information, call 406-993-2112.

This Years Projects Include:

Easy Projects
– Green Circles –

  • Crail Trail – Fix Erosion areas near Spanish Peaks Condos and intersection. Add surfacing and rake out. Fix bridge.
  • Ousel Trail – Walk Ousel Falls Trail and clean drains.
  • Hummucks/Uplands – Walk trails and clean out drains.

Medium Projects
– Blue Squares –

  • Uplands – Fix erosion spot on uplands. Re-tred portions of the trail.
  • Ousel Road Trail – create trail access near the flashers for the Firelights.
  • Ousel Falls Trail – cut back vegetation, down to the first switch back. Re-claim trail.

Hard Projects
– Black Diamond –

  • Ousel Falls Trail – Move gravel from first switch back, re-apply to other portions of trail.
  • Little Willow Way – Add the rest of the gravel to turnpike on near end of trail.

Pre-Register:

Please come prepared to get dirty and bring clothes appropriate for the weather.



  • VOLUNTEER WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

    In exchange of Participant’s participation in Big Sky Community Organization’s Trails Day Event, Participant, Parent(s), and/or Legal Guardian(s) of a minor Participant, agree as follows:

    1. Acknowledgement of Risk: Participant, Parent(s), and/or Legal Guardian(s) acknowledge and fully understand that there are inherent risks of serious injury or death associated with clearing brush, moving branches, sweeping, picking up trash, painting, removing non-native species, hiking, irregular or uneven ground, and the like.

    2. Participant Waiver of Rights and Release of Liability. The Big Sky Community Organization, their officers and employees shall not be liable for any death, injury or property damage claims which arise from any cause that might have been prevented by the permittee or those persons employed by or acting on behalf of the permittee. If any claim arises out of the foregoing, the permittee shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the Big Sky Community Organization, their officers and employees from same.

    3. Indemnification and Hold Harmless. Participant, Parent(s), and/or Legal Guardian(s), further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Big Sky Community Organization, its employees and agents, against all losses, damages, monetary awards and expenses, including all costs and attorney’s fees incurred in connection with any and all claims of negligence on the part of Big Sky Community Organization, its employees and agents, brought by Participant, Parent(s), and/or Legal Guardian(s), his or her heirs, successors, assigns, and legal representatives, for any injury, death, illness, disease or damage to property, arising from or connected with participation in any activity of Big Sky Community Organization. The indemnification and hold harmless agreement does not include losses, damages, monetary awards and expenses as a result of the intentional or reckless acts of Big Sky Community Organization, its employees and agents.

    4. Emergency Medical Care. I verify that I have no past or current physical condition that might affect my participation in the Activity. In the event I am in need of emergency medical treatment, I hereby authorize any medical care provider to carry out first aid or any emergency medical care and I accept responsibility and agree to indemnify the Released Parties for all such medical care and expenses.

    5. Photo Release. I hereby grant permission to the Released Parties the right to use my or my photograph(s) in all forms and media and in all manners, including composite or other representations, for brochures, advertising and any other lawful purposes, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product.

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