All you have to do is hike…
Have you dreamed of hiking Montana without the burden of a heavy pack? Dropstone Outfitting guides backcountry hiking trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The “Bob,” located in north central Montana, is one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states. Few places can compare to the sheer limestone cliffs, the remote high alpine meadows, and the diversity of wildlife of the “Bob.” Our trips are accompanied by a string of pack animals that carry your gear and food. We focus on travelling with minimum impact to the land while providing you with good food, good company, and a specific knowledge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. We provide traditional hiking with stock trips, “theme” centered hiking adventures such as “Yoga along the Chinese Wall,” custom backcountry experiences, and backpacking trips. Drop camp services may also be offered. Check out our 2013 Trips. Explore the wilder side of the west with us!
Enjoy the hike while we pack your gear!
Who We Are
Dropstone Outfitting, located in north central Montana, is run by Yve Bardwell and Maggie Carr. We (Yve and Maggie) grew up in the area, working for various guest ranches, ranches, and the Forest Service. We share a strong sense of place with the Rocky Mountain Front and the “Bob,” and we take pride in providing quality backcountry trips. We feel fortunate that we are able to share this landscape with others.
Read more on the About Us page.
Who We Work With
We work with High Country Adventures (HCA) in Choteau, MT. HCA has been providing guided hiking trips for more than 30 years in various wild areas worldwide. To view their website, visit HCA.
So. . . What is a dropstone?
Many people ask us how we came up with our business name since it is a bit unique. A dropstone is “geo-slang” or another word for a glacial erratic. Glacial erratics are pieces of rock that differ in size and type of rock native to the area in which they rest. The Rocky Mountain Front, much of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and the northern great plains were once home to several large glaciers. As the glaciers receded, they left behind debris they had transported from other locations. Along the Rocky Mountain Front, you will often see large boulders sitting out in the middle of the prairie; this is a glacial erratic. Check out Yve on a dropstone along the Front. . . .