The Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
An unsupported traverse of a big wild place in the tradition of Bob Marshall and the Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Classic.
The 2016 Open will start at the Bean Lake campground near the Dearborn River, at 0800 MDT Saturday May 28th. It will end at the Cedar Creek campground on the Swan River. Course area is any public land which drains into either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans.
-This is not a race.
-You must be entirely self-supported and self-contained. Take everything you need, and leave nothing but footprints. Any pre-planned assistance of any kind is forbidden.
-Any form of human-powered locomotion is allowed within the identified course area. No linear travel on the surface of paved roads.
-You are responsible for you. Come prepared for challenging conditions which can easily, with improper luck or preparation, turn life-threatening. Any and all contingency and emergency plans must be arranged by each individual.
–2012: Teton River Bridge to Hungry Bear, Bob Marshall complex
–2013: Benchmark to Bear Creek, Bob Marshall complex
–2014: Marias Pass to Monture Creek, Bob Marshall complex
–2015: Holland Lake to Swift Reservoir, Bob Marshall complex