|Butte's Piss & Moan Runners
support the creation and maintenance of recreational trails and have
joined with the
High Backcountry Horsemen
in adopting the
Continental Divide Trail
between Pipestone Pass and Homestake Pass.
Adoption duties include
maintaining water-bars to prevent erosion, clearing windfall and other
debris from the trail, and helping to place signage as designated by the
USFS. Trail clean-up efforts are conducted at least twice, yearly.
This section of trail is also used by
the Piss & Moaners as the route for
Wulfman's CDT 14K race.
How to get there:
Access to the trail is at the immediate south side of the I-90 Homestake
Overpass, off Exit #233.
This trail can be done as an out and back or as a point to point, in which
case its net altitude gain from north to south is only about 30 meters,
but the gross altitude change is much greater. The path gains elevation
steadily from Homestake Pass until it peaks out a little past halfway and
then it drops back down to Pipestone Pass on old Highway 2 (Harding Way).