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Bob Marshall Wilderness

August 4 - August 11

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Join fellow Wilderness stewards for some good times in the legendary Bob Marshall Wilderness! Volunteers will meet AHS crew leader Saturday night in Hungry Horse and camp at the Ranger Station. The next morning you will meet the BMWF Crew Leader to caravan the hour drive to the trailhead. After sorting gear and supplies for the packer and shouldering your backpack, you will hike the 11 miles into camp. Base camp will be on the banks of the mighty Middle Fork in the Great Bear Wilderness. Monday- Thursday volunteers will work on the trails around the remote Three Forks area. Clearing fallen trees and reestablishing the trail bed (tread) will be the primary focus. Crosscuts, pulaskis, shovels, and hand saws will be the tools of choice. After work, relax by the river, pick huckleberries, or fish the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork! There is also a day off mid week to explore the area and bag a peak! Friday the group will pack up and hike back out to the trailhead and civilization. BMWF will provide all food, tools, and group gear.

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Host

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation

Accommodations

Primitive Tent Sites

Hiking/Access

Backpacking 11 miles to basecamp (Day Hiking up to 4 miles per day)

Project Rating

Very Strenuous

Minimum Volunteer Age

16

Maximum Group Size

11

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 known as Three Forks, along the Middle Fork of the Flathead river. 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 and pad, cup/bowl/eating utensils, and personal items.

Travel

Airport Pickup provided from Glacier International Airport, Kalispell MT

Location

Bob Marshall Wilderness
10 Hungry Horse Drive, Hungry Horse, Montana 59919 United States

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