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Closed! Kings Hill Cabin Garage Crown Log Project

Kingshillgarage.jpg by Jake Hickerson, US Forest Service
CCC Building Garage in 1930's in the Middle of Summer

August 14-25, 2017

Must commit to entire session

Join us this summer in the beautiful hills of Montana! The historic Kings Hill Cabin is located on the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest, between Great Falls and White Sulphur Springs. It was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and has been fully restored by the US Forest Service for public use in its cabin rental program. However, the associated garage was constructed at the same time as the cabin and, although some restoration (crown log replacement) has been completed, it has suffered the tolls of age and weather. This year, with your help, the US Forest Service regional historic preservation team intends to complete the crown log replacement project. This team is specially trained in historic building rehabilitation and preservation. PIT volunteers will assist FS archaeologists and preservation team members in completing all necessary work. Volunteers will receive proper training in crown log replacement techniques and other historic preservation methods, and all work tools and safety equipment will be provided. The work may sometimes be difficult, definitely sweaty and dirty, but a lot of fun! Additionally, you’ll be helping to restore an historic gem in a beautiful location, and taking with you some terrific skills that can be applied elsewhere – maybe even your next PIT project! See you in August!

Number of openings: 5

Special skills: Must be physically capable of long (10-hour) work days, lifting, bending, climbing at high altitude (7,000’ asl); please bring own, sturdy (and broken-in) work boots; previous crown log replacement experience desirable, but not required

Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: Tent and RV (35’ and under) camping available at no charge at nearby Kings Hill campground; potable water, toilets; no hook-ups; FS will provide cooking gear, work tools, transportation and extra water; participants will have access to Kings Hill Cabin for cooking, and are expected to share in all food-preparation and camp duties; Niehart (~1.7 miles from site) is a limited-services community; volunteers responsible for personal camping gear

Nearest towns: Niehart, 1.7 miles; White Sulphur Springs 41 miles

Applications due: Closed!

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