I am putting together a packraft trip for this summer into the Bob Marshall and I am looking for one or more partners to share in the adventure. The timeframe will be this June or July, something like five days.
I am focusing on the Bob Marshall Wilderness area given its long rivers and unbroken stretches of wilderness, but I am open to other places. I have done four hiking trips into the Bob in years past. A quick glance at the map suggests that good routes with many options can be found on the Middle and South Forks of the Flathead river. There are three ways into the wilderness – hike, pack horse, or fly.
After reading the posts in the forum on the Bob, I am liking doing the South Fork. I am looking to do a floating trip and am not so thrilled about gonzo hiking as I used to be, especially with a boat on my back. So as lame as it is, I would be open to a horse ride in, or part way in, perhaps just to the top of a pass leading into the South Fork drainage. I once arranged a 15 mile ride into the Bob for $75 per person – but I’ve seen much higher rates. if hiking 20 miles is what we need to do, that works, too.
If you’re interested in a trip like this, to the Bob or somewhere else, please contact me.