Are you looking for a Montana wilderness experience? This 8-day backpacking traverse affords you an opportunity of adventure like no other. With all you need on your back and a trip long enough so you can truly forget what day it is, this is wilderness immersion at its finest. From scaling Red Mountain (9411’), the tallest peak in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, to climbing the beautiful Crow Peak (8611) to exploring the Falls Creek drainage, this backpack traverses a wonderful, lightly travelled corner of the Bob.
This excursion includes the opportunity to climb several peaks, to swim in mountains lakes, and to hike along the Continental Divide for several days. If you like to fish, there will also be a few fishing opportunities. The moving days are all on-trail, but some of the trails will not be cleared and you may encounter downfall, snow patches, and high water. Your average backpack weight is typically between 35 and 40 pounds. It is important to be in very good physical shape, and previous backpacking experience is necessary. No stock support is provided on this trip. One client on a past 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.”
We really enjoy this corner of the Bob, and we are only able to run trips here periodically, so we are very excited about the backpack this year. If you’re looking for true wilderness adventure, solitude, and a serious physical challenge, this is the trip for you.