The Iconic Northern Chinese Wall Traverse

The Crown Jewel of the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Trip Details

Trip Date:

08/06/2022 - 08/13/2022

Trip Type:

Stock Supported

Number of Days/Nights:

8 Days - 7 Nights

Distance:

57mi

Distance with Day Hikes:

70mi

Rating:

Price Per Person:

$3,200

Availablity:

Full

Book this trip:

Online Reservation

Highlights

  • Guided hiking to the Chinese Wall
  • Alpine Lakes
  • Peak climbing
  • Wilderness solitude
  • Dark skies and bright stars
  • Stock supported hiking

Description

Looking for the quintessential Bob Marshall Wilderness hiking adventure? Search no further. This 8-day traverse along the northern Chinese Wall includes everything a true mountain adventure should – high mountain passes, wild rivers, wide valleys, alpine lakes, fishing, and breathtaking hiking along the Chinese Wall.

This trip covers the entire length of the grand northern Chinese Wall. You will have the opportunity to summit the Continental Divide along the Wall, swim in refreshing cold lakes, and watch the sunrise light up the length of the vertical escarpment. Along the way, you will pass through wildfire burns from many different eras, creating a mosaic of dense forest, medium aged lodgepole stands, and newly burned, open landscapes filled with bright pink fireweed flowers.

This is one of our more strenuous trips, with several hiking days between 10 to 12 miles and 2,000+ feet of elevation gain. But all you have to do is hike, and we’ll pack your gear, making the load you carry much lighter. This stock-supported hiking adventure is perfect if you are looking for a true mountain adventure in one of the most iconic landscapes in Montana.

Please call or email for more details.
(406) 289–0863
info@dropstoneoutfitting.com


TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY

Deposits are required at booking and are non-refundable. Trip balances are due by May 15 for summer trips and August 1 for fall trips unless otherwise specified. The balances are non-refundable after these due dates. We only give complete refunds in the event that you do not successfully draw a tag. Other than a non-successful draw, we do not give refunds for any reason. This includes but is not limited to: route changes due to wildfires, smoke, floods, trail conditions, a non-harvest hunt, or unprecedented weather events. We do not give refunds if personal health inhibits you from participating on a trip including exposure to an airborne virus or illness. Because of this, we STRONGLY recommend purchasing trip insurance.
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Trip Rating Definitions


 

Easy

  • 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.


Moderate

  • 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.


Strenuous

  • 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.