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Frontier Skills at TCR Logging Camp

Archery | Hatchet Throwing | Crosscut Sawing & Branding | Fire Building | Geocaching | Orienteering

Our treasured corner of Montana was literally put on the map over 200 years ago when Lewis & Clark forged their way up and over Lost Trail Pass and through our valley. Adding to a rich history of indigenous people who made this wilderness their home, homesteaders soon began to settle and a vigorous logging tradition was established to supply the burgeoning mineral industry with timber for mine frames and smelters. It took some fortitude and a unique set of skills to thrive in this frontier – here is a chance for you to see how you might have fared! Spend a little time at the TCR Logging Camp connecting with your inner lumberjack!

Hour-long Logging Camp sessions are available daily, and scheduled throughout the day from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Please arrange your session with a Guest Experience planner.


Archery

Arrive to the ranch an archer and leave a toxophilite, one who is fond of or an expert at archery. Test your skill and accuracy at our range that offers several targets and stands at various distances.

Archery at logging camp
Hatchet Toss at logging camp

Hatchet Throwing

It’s the latest craze – channel your inner-lumberjack and satisfy the primal urge to throw sharp objects! State of the art hatchets and a big sky with plenty of elbow room deliver an unanticipated thrill!

Crosscut Sawing & Fire Branding

Before chainsaws were motorized, it took a lot of elbow grease to saw down a tree across the grain. Flex your frontier muscles with traditional tools as you work up a little sweat cross cutting your own piece of Montana timber to bring home. Round out your lumberjacking experience by fire branding your wood piece with a TCR brand.

cross cut saw at logging camp
Fire Starting

Firebuilding

Relive your scout camp days trying to get a fire going with a simple bow & drill and a whole lot of elbow grease! Successful fire builders earn a place on our ‘Wall of Flame!”

Geocaching

Who knew that your GPS could be so much fun! Following a tutorial and some practice with a guide, use your newfound skills to collect a series of puzzle pieces hidden throughout the ranch grounds, and leave with a fun keepsake and proof of your prowess

Geocashing for a puzzle box
Orienteering at Logging camp

Orienteering

In this day of smartphones, orienteering is quickly becoming a lost art. Following a brief instruction, make your way through the orienteering course at Logging Camp. Once you learn how to navigate your way through the wilderness with a map and compass – you’ll never be lost again!