One of our most iconic tours, this guided hiking trip takes guests to the crowning jewel of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex—the Chinese Wall. A sheer limestone escarpment, the southern portion of the wall is 13 miles long (and is part of the longer nearly 40-mile-long wall) and is one of the most jaw-dropping places in the West. Trip highlights include blue-ribbon trout streams (ideal for fly-fishing and freshwater swims), an opportunity to stand on top of the Chinese Wall and take in the views, the Moose Creek Drainage and the North Fork of the Sun River.
As an added bonus, Dr. Wenfei Tong joins us on this trip to help us explore the natural history of the Chinese Wall. Wenfei is an evolutionary biologist, and works on a variety of things from the genetics of egg color and pattern to using poo to find out how family relationships structure zebra societies. When she isn’t being a professor in Alaska, she loves lecturing to hapless hikers, and has lead natural history trips to places including the Galapagos, East Africa and Montana. She enjoys riding, birding, writing about, photographing and painting nature, and is currently writing a book on bird family life for Princeton University Press. Learn more about Dr. Wenfei Tong.
This trip is ideal for those wanting to see the iconic Chinese Wall while adding a few stunning side trips along the way. This is also the perfect trip for those seeking to further their Montana natural history knowledge. Most hiking days are between 10 and 12 miles, and the route is almost a complete loop, allowing us to constantly move through new country and really take in the immensity of this remarkable geologic structure.