Bob Marshall Wilderness
BYNUM — The Rocky Mountain Front has a few front doors, and they’re doozies.
An unnamed lake in the Bob Marshall Wilderness makes a great rest stop on the way to Pyramid Lake. Hold out for the bigger basin, which features a look into the vast interior of the 1 million-acre wilderness complex.
SEELEY LAKE — Close enough to host a bachelor party, but far enough to experience the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Pyramid Lake serves many people their first taste of Montana’s backcountry.
The Chinese Wall is the most popular destination for backpackers in the eastern side of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.
For over 60 years, the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association has served as an important voice for the outfitting industry and as a key partner in decisions that effect management of public land and wildlife resources. We are proud to represent over 200 member businesses across the state.…
HELENA — Montana fish and wildlife commissioners are endorsing federal legislation to expand protections along the Rocky Mountain Front.
From the Chinese Wall looking north provides views of the Cliff Mountain-Moose Creek divide.
From Larch Hill Pass looking south along the Chinsee Wall provides this stunning view.
Hikers travel up the trail into the Bob Marshall Wilderness last year as part of a trip with Dropstone outfitting. The company offers horses to carry backpacking gear so hikers are load-free.
Maggie Carr leads a string of horses into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. As Dropstone’s co-owner, Carr takes care of the horses as well as prepares dinners.
For many outdoorsy folks, the worst part about backpacking is all that gear they have to carry: a sleeping bag, tent, rain jacket, cook kit, food, water, sleeping pad and spare clothes, to name some of the basics. All of that stuff can quickly add up to 30 to 50 pounds.
Although hikers don’t have to carry their packs on Dropstone trips, they still cover a lot of ground to get to spots that allow horse camping. This shot was taken in the Birch Creek area, one of Carr’s favorite spots.
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BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS — Here along the Continental Divide on wintry mornings, the horses accepted their saddles and chilled steel bits fatalistically. But canvas tents and wood stoves were all that separated us from the snow and single-digit cold, and when we stepped outside at 5:30 to beg…
Hunters make their way across an open, grassy area favored by elk in the Bob Marshall Wilderness during an elk hunt in October.
HELENA — Bob Anderson, a leading Montana conservationist and a former state public service commissioner, died in a rollover accident Friday in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa.
HELENA — A 68-year-old Great Falls man who was kicked in the back by a mule and unable to move was airlifted by Mercy Flight Saturday afternoon from the Gibson Reservoir.
MONTURE CREEK – Want to know how to lift a 1,000-pound bridge span across a creek without messing up the wilderness?
HELENA — Investigators searching for more clues in the death of the a Marine and three-time Iraq War veteran found a bullet and possible skull fragments last week in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said.