Five Months in the Backcountry Will Last a Lifetime

CCC Director Bruce Saito talks to the Corpsmembers of the Backcountry Trails Program at Camp Mather near Yosemite after they successfully completed their five months living and working off-the-grid.

After five months living and working off-the-grid in California’s most scenic, and rural, places the Backcountry Trails Program crews returned home.

Their successes from places like Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Inyo, Shasta-Trinity, Klamath, and Stanislaus include:

  • 9,548 feet of newly constructed trail
  • 174 miles of trail maintenance;
  • 232 new steps
  • 1,656 square feet of multi-tier built

The bigger success is the Corpsmembers’ personal achievements and development.

Whether it was improving themselves, stepping out of their comfort zones, building a community, or re-affirming who they are as people; every Backcountry Corpsmember walks away with something, that and an exclusive hat.