Northern Continental Divide Stock Support/Backpack Combo

Northern Chinese Wall, Pentagon, and Trilobite Lakes

Trip Details

Trip Date:

08/07/2019 - 08/15/2019

Trip Type:


Number of Days/Nights:

9 Days - 8 Nights



Distance with Day Hikes:



Price Per Person:





  • High-alpine exploration
  • Vast wilderness
  • Pristine lakes
  • Chinese Wall


This trip combines stock-supported hiking with three days of unsupported backpacking into Montana’s high, wide and handsome country. A nine-day, 62-mile-long adventure allows you to immerse yourself into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, with notable stops that include the Northern Chinese Wall (the wild and less-traveled extension of the Southern Chinese Wall), panoramic views, fishing and hiking nearby Signal Mountain, an 8,249-foot mountain to the east. We’ll spend three days carrying our own packs (30 – 35 lbs), where we’ll top the Continental Divide, dip into Dean Lake and savor the solitude of Pentagon Mountain (8,873′).

Most moving days are between 10 – 13 miles, and all day-hikes include off-trail travel and some rock scrambling.

If you want the comforts of a stock-supported trip yet still yearn to adventure up high, this is a perfect fit 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.