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Welcome to the Beartooth Recreational Trails Association

 

The Beartooth Recreational Trails Association (BRTA) was organized in 2002 to:

1) continue operations of the Red Lodge Nordic Center (RLNC);

2) promote non-motorized trails in Red Lodge and along the Beartooth Front.

We work  with the Forest Service, the City of Red Lodge, Carbon County, private land owners and other organizations to create and maintain trails. We have attracted many supporters and are an official 501(c)3 non-profit.  We rely on your donations, and they are tax deductible.

Attend one of our FUNdraising events and support BRTA to keep Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking,  biking, and horseback riding priorities in our community!

Check out our EVENTS page to see what we have scheduled and what related organizations are doing.

 

Click here to sign up for Pathways, our electronic >  newsletter  < .

Pathways has updates about our events, fundraisers, trail conditions, volunteer opportunities, projects and other related interesting stuff!

Attend a monthly BRTA Board meeting, held on second Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, at the RLACF building across the street from the post office (13th & Hauser  Ave).

 

The Latest News via Facebook

Bicycle helmets provided by Trauma Services and the Beartooth Billings Clinic Foundation for the BRTA Community Bicycle Program. Call BRTA board member Les Hedquist at 425-3804 to get fitted for a free refurbished bicycle. ... See MoreSee Less

June 22nd  ·  

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RED LODGE Area! The MCC (Montana Conservation Corps) is here working on our trail system. If anyone would like to provide a meal (hearty meal) to these hard working peeps, let Jennifer Drinkwalter know. Post here or text four-zero-six-four-two-five- zero-two-six-two. We have a couple of nights this week (Wed, Thursday, Friday) and a July week open. This week there are two crews of 7! If we can get a couple people to do one more night, that would be awesome. BRTA will also reimburse for the food. Thank you in advance! ... See MoreSee Less

June 19th  ·  

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SATURDAY VOLUNTEERS

Remember to sign up for to ABWF's fifth annual community trails day, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Meet at lower parking lot of Red Lodge Mountain Ski Area. RSVP at www.ABWilderness.org

A couple of volunteers are also needed on Saturday morning for an hour and a half to stand at key intersections in town to direct hundreds of walkers from the American Volkssport Association who will be in Red Lodge. Call Grant Barnard at 425-0130.
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June 7th  ·  

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BRTA promotes, develops, and maintains trails to improve the quality of life and health of residents...

June 4th  ·  

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HOUNDS TONGUE

It is the prime season for everything growing including those nasty weeds. Although it's confusing trying to identify the worst ones at their different stages, let's focus on one right now: Hounds Tongue.

At this time it has broad leaves and is growing low to the ground from a big tap root. Especially when the ground is moist, the whole plant can be pulled out by the root and you don't have to face it the rest of the year...maybe years.

So take a small shovel as you walk your section of trail and shove it down beside the root, and pull that plant out and throw it aside. You are only obligated to do this on or near the trail; farther away if you get addicted to this feat of volunteerism.

This plant will get nice little dark purple flowers in June, then develop those nasty little brown velcro-like stickers that get carried around on our clothes, dog hair, deer fur, etc.

The pictures below show the current and next stages of Hounds Tongue. Let Grant Barnard know if you want to go out and learn to identify this plant on the ground (425-0130).
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May 21st  ·  

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