Explore remote peaks, pristine mountain valleys, and high elevation meadows on this 9-day backpacking trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness and Badger Two-Medicine. From Scarface (8282’) to Mt. Drouillard (8236’), hike talus-faced mountains and ridges, affording you breathtaking views of the Bob, the Badger, Glacier National Park, and the Northern Great Plains.
This is the very best time to be in the mountains — as the snow recedes, tiny flowers explode from every weathered limestone crack and mountain goats with their kids bask in the rays of the early summer sun. The rivers run fast and cold, and the world is fresh and alive.
The trip includes several layover days to climb peaks while moving days are on the shorter side, giving you ample time for exploration. Peak climbing days will be off-trail over uneven terrain and moving days will be a mixture of on and off trail. There will be one food drop, so pack weights will be between 35 and 40 pounds. Also, you will have the luxury of staying at our Circus Creek Base Camp for two nights, allowing you a few extra treats that a normal backpacking trip wouldn’t have. On the Bader Two Medicine portion, you will have the opportunity to learn about the cultural history of the area, the challenges it has faced and its bright future because of the Blackfeet Nation and the conservation community’s tireless efforts.
Previous backpacking experience is necessary. One client on a previous backpacking trip put it well when she said she’d never been on a trip that had been so physically invigorating and completely relaxing at the same time. If you want to forget what day of the week it is and immerse yourself in the adventure and the solitude of wilderness, then this is the trip for you.
Please note: this trip requires guests to purchase a recreation pass from the Blackfeet Tribal government. This can be done online and costs $20; we can assist you with this process.