Bozeman man launches fundraiser to buy trailhead security cameras

Posted at 3:16 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 18:27:41-05

BOZEMAN – The recent rise of vehicle break-ins at Gallatin National Forest trailheads have a lot of hikers on edge, but one man is hoping to make a difference.

Bozeman resident and hiker Josh Miller is raising Money through GoFundMe to install cameras at trailheads like the M and Drinking Horse which have both been sites of vehicle break-ins.

“The GoFundMe site has a $1,000 goal. Right now we’re at about 200 bucks but if we get to the thousand, that money would be invested into security cameras which will be placed by forest service and law enforcement or at least they’re going to be directly involved in that process,” Miller said.

These crimes are something that Miller has witnessed.

“I’ve come down Drinking Horse trail up by the M trail and seen a broken window on one of my hikes. With what I’ve seen, other people online, I think it’s a problem that maybe cameras could have law enforcement and track down some of these guys that are doing some of this stuff.” he said.

Miller is hoping to get a few of these cameras installed so that trail enthusiasts don’t need to think twice about leaving their cars at a trailhead.

“My goal is to try and help the law enforcement protect your property and your assets while you’re out enjoying nature like all of us want to do.” Miller said.

If you would like to help Miller purchase the cameras, you can click here to visit his GoFundMe page.

Reporting by Carson Vickroy for MTN News