Badger Two Medicine Divide

Trip Details

Trip Date:

07/24/2019 - 07/29/2019

Trip Type:

Stock Supported

Number of Days/Nights:

6 Days - 5 Nights

Distance:

35mi

Distance with Day Hikes:

50mi

Rating:

Price Per Person:

$1800

Availablity:

Yes

Highlights

  • Near Glacier National Park
  • Mountain climbing
  • Alpine adventure
  • Diverse landscape

Description

Our trip into the Badger Two-Medicine takes us deep into the heart of Badger Country along the Continental Divide, a place of remote beauty that few visit. This is a place of unique wonder – it is not part of Glacier National Park or the Bob Marshall Wilderness, but it is as wild and spectacular as both. The Badger Two-Medicine is also deeply sacred to the nearby Blackfeet Indian Nation.

We head in over Whiterock Pass and are immediately rewarded with stunning views into Glacier and the Great Bear Wilderness as we crest the pass and drop into the watershed divide that marks the headwaters of Badger Creek from the Two Medicine River.

Fire is essential to the ecosystem in this part of the world. Our trek takes us through several burns, where we witness the miracle of regeneration, with iridescent new growth and the starkly beautiful sculptures of trees in their most elemental form. These burns are interspersed with cold, clear streams and green oases, a perfect respite for warm summer afternoons.

At the heart of our trip, we spike out in alpine country as our stock leaves us for better feed below. Our high camp gives us ready access to the Continental Divide with the option of climbing Bullshoe Mountain or taking long glorious ridge walks on layover days.

This trip’s basic route is moderate, but if you opt for the more challenging day hikes on layover days, you are rewarded with heart-lifting mountain views and stunning ridge top strolls.

Please call or email for more details.
(406) 289–0863
info@dropstoneoutfitting.com


TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY

Deposits are non-refundable, and the balance is due by May 15th  unless otherwise specified.  The balance is non-refundable after this date.  We do not give refunds for any reason. This includes but is not limited to; route changes due to wildfires, smoke, floods, trail conditions, or unprecedented weather events.  We do not give refunds if personal health inhibits you from participating on a trip.  Because of this, we STRONGLY recommend purchasing trip insurance.  We recommend Global Rescue’s Signature Travel Insurance.
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Trip Rating Definitions


 

Easy

  • 5 - 8 mile travel days along river grade trail with some undulating terrain, but no major changes in elevation. All hiking is on maintained trail.


Moderate

  • 6 – 10 mile travel days with some of those days requiring changes in elevation of 500 – 1200 ft. over several miles. Short portions of route may be off-trail.


Moderately Strenuous

  • 8 – 12+ mile travel days with some days having a combined change in elevation totaling 2,500 feet, or more, over several miles. Off-trail hiking and routing finding with short portions of limited exposure possible.


Strenuous

  • 7 – 12+ mile travel days with regular changes in elevation over a few miles. Frequent off-trail hiking over uneven terrain with areas of exposure and route finding involved. Previous backcountry experience required.


*Please note these descriptions are used for travel days only and are our attempt to provide a rating for the overall trip difficulty. On layover days we will offer optional hiking opportunities that may not be in keeping with the rest of the trip difficulty rating.

Additionally, changes in elevation are meant to represent the days’ starting and ending elevations, but not necessarily the total elevation lost and gained throughout the course of the day. If you have questions or concerns regarding trip difficulty and your abilities please contact us.