An unsupported traverse of a big wild place in the tradition of Bob Marshall and the Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Classic.
The 2023 Open will start at 0800 MDT, Saturday May 27th, at the Owl Creek TH on Holland Lake, and finish at the obelisk at Marias Pass. Course area is all public land in Montana. The usual guidelines apply.
-This is not a race.
-You must be entirely self-supported and self-contained. Take everything you need, and leave nothing behind 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 in advance by each individual.
–2012: Teton River Bridge to Hungry Bear
–2013: Benchmark to Bear Creek
–2014: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
–2015: Holland Lake to Swift Reservoir
–2016: Bean Lake to Cedar Creek CG
-2017: West Fork Teton to Lake Inez
-2018: North Fork Blackfoot to Marias Pass
-2019: Swift Reservoir to Swan Lake
-2020: Point Pleasant to Gibson
-2021: Home Gulch to Sunset Hill Bridge
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