The Bob

Discussion in 'Backpacking' started by JeffG, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. JeffG

    JeffG Member

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    Salt Lake City
    Hopefully you guys don't mind me digging back in the archives a bit. I want to get some of my trips posted so you guys know me better. My son and I did a packrafting trip in the Bob Marshall Wilderness with a friend of ours back in 2014. Our route was a 115 mile loop with about 65 miles hiking and 50 miles in the packrafts. It took us 6 days to complete this route. We started at the Benchmark trail head around noon on the first day and crossed the continental divide at Stadler Pass and spent the first night on Stadler Creek. The next day we hiked to Danaher Creek and packrafted Danaher Creek and the South Fork of the Flathead to Helen Creek. From there we hiked up Helen Creek and over Pagoda Mountain and into the upper White River basin. The hike over Pagoda was beautiful, great views. From the White River we climbed back over the Continental Divide via Larch Hill and into North Fork of the Sun River drainage. Larch Hill was another beautiful area. We then packrafted a little over 13 miles of the North Fork of the Sun River. After that we hiked back to the trailhead along the South Fork of the Sun River.

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    Just getting started. I'm in the black hat and my son in the black shirt. Our friend Troy rounded out our crew.

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    First night camp

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    South Fork of the Flathead River

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    Had to portage a few log jams on the South Fork of the Flathead.

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    We were not the only ones on Pagoda Mountain.

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    Woke up to a beautiful morning in the upper basin of the White River.

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    My son and I on Larch Hill Pass

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    Snack time on Larch Hill Pass.

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    Another beautiful morning in The Bob.

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    Getting ready to hit the North Fork of the Sun.

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    North Fork of the Sun

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    Where are we at?

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    My son doing some Tenkara fly fishing on the North Fork of the Sun.

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    Fish on!

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    This is the life!
     
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  2. Kmatjhwy

    Kmatjhwy Wilderness Wanderer

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    Location:
    Jackson, Wy.
    Jeff, Thanks for the photos and the trip report. The Bob Marshall Wilderness and the area is Great! I was there many years ago and hopefully one day will return and do more. Wishing You the Best!
     
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  3. Absarokanaut

    Absarokanaut Member

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    I may never get up that way again so many thanks for sharing.
     
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  4. wsp_scott

    wsp_scott Member .

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    Location:
    Lexington KY
    Looks like a great trip, that trout photo is great
     
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  5. misSOULa

    misSOULa wilderness n whiskey

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    Location:
    Missoula, MT
    Very Nice! I ventured into the Bob for the first time last year, and hope to get further in this year!
     
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