A Discussion on Climate Change

with Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Steven Running

Trip Details

Trip Date:

05/29/2020 - 06/01/2020

Trip Type:

Stock Supported

Number of Days/Nights:

4 Days - 3 Nights



Distance with Day Hikes:



Price Per Person:





  • Spring hiking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
  • Climate change discussion with Dr. Steven Running
  • Abundant wildlife (elk, wolves, deer and more)
  • Educational opportunity
  • Base-camp hiking


This trip combines spring in Montana’s backcountry with a discussion about climate change with Dr. Steve Running, a 2004 Nobel Prize Winner. A four-day, three-night hiking trip, this stock-supported adventure take place in the North Fork of the Sun River, with a base camp that’s home to a cozy wall tent and wood-burning stove. During our time in the North Fork, we’ll explore the area on day hikes from our base camp, as well as discuss climate change and the impacts it has on nature and society with Dr. Running.

Dr. Running is a riveting, upbeat, charismatic speaker. He’s also a regents professor at the University of Montana and has been appointed to the NASA Advisory Council Science Committee. This trip provides a rare opportunity to hike and hang out around the campfire with a world-renowned scientist, who also happens to be a lot of fun.

If you want to broaden your intellectual horizons, enjoy a mellow pace and explore the North Fork in spring, this is the trip for you.

Please call or email for more details.
(406) 289–0863


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.

Trip Rating Definitions



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.