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Bob Marshall Wilderness

August 10 - August 18

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Come join fellow stewards in working in the most pristine Wilderness areas in the lower 48. The Iconic Bob Marshall Wilderness is the crown jewel of the Rocky Mountains. And all good things are worth some effort! The same goes for the hike into base camp for this project. The hike begins at Owl Creek trailhead and hikes up, up, and over pendant pass, on the Swan Crest. After the pass, it’s downhill to basecamp near Pendant camp. This remote trail needs some helping hands improve the trail bed (tread) and build a new turnpike. The views will be well worth the effort! The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation provides a crew leader, tools and PPE, food, pack support and all the group gear. You just need to bring your personal backpacking equipment and a ‘can do’ attitude.


Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation


Primitive Tent Sites


Backpacking 11 miles to basecamp (Day hiking up to 2 miles each day)

Project Rating

Very Strenuous

Minimum Volunteer Age


Maximum Group Size


Area and Attractions

Considered by many to be the “crown jewel” of the wilderness system, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex is comprised of over 1.5 million acres of untrammeled wilderness that stretches from Glacier National Park in the north, to Rogers Pass to the south in the northern Rockies of Montana. Named after the conservationist and forester, The Bob Marshall Wilderness was created in 1964 with the Great Bear and Scapegoat Wildernesses added in the 1970’s, creating the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Straddling the continental divide, the “Bob” as it’s known locally, is comprised of towering limestone reefs (including the famous Chinese Wall), range after range of majestic mountains, lush forests, broad basins and valleys, and two “wild and scenic” designated rivers. It also contains some of the best wildlife habitat in the lower 48 for elk, deer, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, black bear, and the threatened grizzly bear.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will be camping in a primitive backcountry setting. BMWF will bring group gear such as a cooking stove, pots and pans, a water filter, and more. We will be practicing Leave No Trace camping principles in the backcountry. The BMWF crew-leader will be training you in these principles and what needs to be followed during the week. We will try and leave as little an impact as we can to keep the campsite and this area beautiful. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils, and personal gear.


No airport pickup available for this trip. The closest airport is Missoula International Airport or Glacier International Airport.


Bob Marshall Wilderness
Forbidde Ln., Condon, Montana 59826 United States

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