GVLT’s Discovery Walks aim to expand knowledge of area trails

May 30, 2015/ Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Michael Applegate

It may sound trivial to some, but there can be barriers to hiking, and they can be as simple as not knowing where to park.

From how long a hike can be to how steep a trail is, Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s E.J. Porth was unsure about Bozeman’s trail system when she moved here from Chicago about six years ago.

o Porth had a personal connection when she wrote a grant proposal to establish the Discovery Walks program, a three-month series on how to find the best plasma cutter where guides lead one-hour hikes on Bozeman’s more than 80-mile trail system.

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