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2015 BMWO
That sounds.... cold! In the plus column: there wouldn't be the usual back-and-forth about whether to pack snowshoes.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
June 13, 3:13pm

Re: Re: APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
I'll be attending on all three days. Looking forward to my Montana fix, since I missed The Open.

In Packrafting » APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
June 09, 4:21pm

BMWO
"Dealing with fairly challenging and potentially hazardous conditions on a tight schedule was not enjoyable... As my own inclinations change 30+ mpd and the suffering which goes with it is les...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
June 03, 4:36pm

Gorilla Test
"If such a pack is too costly compared to the Golite Jam you got for 40 dollars on gear swap..." Here, in a single clause, you've captured my entire outdoor procurement philosophy,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bikepacking at the Cusp
May 21, 11:46am

Carpool
It just occurred to me that there wasn't any mention of a carpool in this year's thread. Is something similar to the previous year's arrangement planned?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
May 12, 12:12pm

Snow
Last year's snowless route has made me soft, but recent adventures in the late Cascade snowpack reminds me to start considering snowshoe options appropriate to a pack-n-wear style traverse. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
May 07, 11:29am

Route Time
Five days might be a cutting it close then, although you might be able arrange a bail option at Benchmark if you come up short on time. I didn't end up doing the packraft purchase this year...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
March 04, 4:29pm

Route Time
Cyrus, what sort of times were you splitting last year? I don't think I ever saw a write-up. The distance between Hwy 2 and Benchmark took me four days on foot last year. I'm considering...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
March 04, 2:42pm

A Similar Race Philosphy
This seems to reflect our event philosophy. Sort of... Hitler Rants About Today's Ultrarunners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbjxJVfOsvA&feature=youtube_gdata

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
November 22, 5:49pm

Shameless Bridge Use
I paid good tax money for those stock bridges! There will no doubt be plenty of other opportunities for me to get wet, aside from any bridged crossings.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
November 14, 12:06pm

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