Instead, we’d travel up Mid Creek and cross the mountains into the Spotted Bear drainage. Waiting for details on the pole. Length: 7.0 miles.Trail Begins: Trailhead at end of Forest Road 4388.Trail Ends: Youngs Pass and junction with Trails 141 and 246. Help keep the Wilderness wild, make an impact, and enjoy a week in the Bob! This one is a prototype that we hope to bring to market in 2010. Rock On! Danaher Creek Trail. ... Youngs Creek, and S. Fork Flathead River in Flathead NF, Bob Marshall ... PLACE. Hahn Creek … View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. ... Southfork Fishing Trip (Windfall Creek, Moose Creek, Back to Ranch) 5 Days; Chinese Wall … Collecting water from upper Mid Creek, wondering if the mama bear was spying on me from the thick willows guarding the riverbank. We camped at the junction of Danaher Creek and Youngs Creek, where the river doubles in size and becomes the South Fork of the Flathead, and where the river’s Wild and Scenic designation begins. It was good to be out of cell phone range and off the grid. We felt like we were on the edge of the northwest ecosystem, with devils … Danny and Matt begin their descent of the Continental Divide from the pass. It's floatable at some water levels by some types of small boats, like one person rafts and kayaks. This was to be my final trip with my last remaining pair of Montrail Vitesse shoes. Having a fully inflated packraft far from any floatable river was a bit surreal, though my dry head was glad for the very slight shelter I managed to eke out. The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex contains incredible remote rivers, creek and streams providing world-class blue ribbon fishing for strong wild cutthroats and native bull trout with some pushing 30 inches (Permit required. Danaher Creek is a sleepy, meandering float over cobbles, interrupted here and there by logjam portages, willows, and a curious bankside grizzly bear. It’s certainly the longest: combined with several miles of Danaher Creek or Young’s Creek (its two major headwaters), a float of the South Fork in late June through mid-July to Meadow Creek Gorge offers an incredible forty plus miles of water. The trout fishing on the South Fork Flathead is spectacular. On the last night of a trip, is it too much to ask for a little sunshine? Something for everyone: Basic, Premium, and Unlimited Membership options available. Long a staple of my backcountry excursions, I held on to them for months, waiting for an adventure that warranted their graceful retirement. Frustrating and painful, it highlighted those features a map leaves out. From the whitewater gorges of the Middle Fork Flathead to a lazy day meandering down Danaher Creek, there is something for everyone. The Bob Marshall is the largest wilderness in Montana and provides hunters a remote and exciting arena to hunt elk. Youngs Creek Sunset Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana. In 1964, Congress designated the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Fish would be transported by packstock out of the wilderness and, if feasible, would be … While hiking, I stowed my Tenkara rod into the handle of my packraft paddle. After twenty miles of floating, we pitched camp on a high bank overlooking the South Fork Flathead below its confluence with the White River. They’d clearly both traveled their fair share of miles here. Matt’s first time in a packraft. Thanks. Youngs Creek is a creek in Flathead National Forest, Bob Marshall Wilderness, MT. On a recent trek 24 miles into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana, he was relaxing along the banks of a creek, when out of nowhere a pack-rafter floated by. Find out what gear our guides recommend if you want lightweight gear that is durable and versatile. I don’t dream a lot, but long after this trip was over, I still find myself waking up in a cold sweat thinking about this day. Do you use a ground sheet to protect it? In 1964, Congress designated the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Youngs Creek Westslope Cutthroat Trout Broodstock Project . Lodgepole Trail (13) is a secondary trail accessing the Bob Marshall Wilderness. I may spend a little time afterwards on some images in Photoshop as well, to add something like a graduated ND gradient or remove the errant moth from my skies :). Viewing 16 posts - 1 through 16 (of 16 total), Forums are supported by our merchant partners (. This past July, spent some time backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area in NW Montana. Psychologically, this is the hardest part of any expedition for me – those last few days of easy, downhill travel are often anticlimactic, and a reminder that expeditioning is only a temporary novelty in my life. Sleeping under this pine was my favorite, reminding me of trappers and cowboys that may have traveled through here 100 years ago. Once inside the Amphitheater, we shifted gears from trekking to ambling (moseying, if you will). Explore. 1: Youngs Creek, from Hahn Creek to the South Fork Little did I know that my first packraft in the Bob would be the best around. The hypothermic chills, the saddle sores, the blowdowns – all was forgotten as we surveyed the lay of the land from what felt like the spine of the world. July 6–9: Cabin Creek Camp: Riding/Hiking/Fishing. After four days of bushwhacking, we are relieved to be back on trail, if only to avoid the prospect of limestone cuts and sidehilling in soft shoes. BRETT FRENCH/Billings Gazette Stop in Milk River, Alberta on the way through (I live on the Milk River in MT.) In this July 24, 2014 photo, packrafters hike up Youngs Creek Pass on a packrafting trip through the Bob Marshall Wilderness, in Mont. Thirty-six years later, The Bob Marshall Wilderness … Thanks for the subtle beta Ryan. Through the years, however, I’ve learned to cope with reentry better. Regarding the new Tenkara Rod, it's a new model (their lightest yet!) The other cameras that I spend the most time shooting with are the Olympus E-P1 and the Panasonic TS1. Altitude varies from 5000' to 8500'. Our early rifle hunts in the heart of the Bob Marshall Wilderness are an unforgettable way to hunt elk during the bugling season. In particular, I plan on using a bivy on bald peaks above treeline. Danaher Creek is a creek in Flathead National Forest, Bob Marshall Wilderness, MT. Can you tell us anything about the new rod? The actual area we hunt is some 10 miles in diameter and takes in the headwaters of the 5 small streams and numerous lakes in alpine basins that make up the head of Youngs Creek. Cabin Creek Camp, North Fork of the Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness (Base Camp) June 15–18: Cabin Creek Camp: Wilderness Wildlife Viewing. View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. Join Freeor Sign In. Packrafting trip in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, entering over Pyramid Pass, down Young's Creek and South Fork of the Flathead to Twin Creek, just above Hungry Horse Reservoir. These fish would be raised to maturity and spawned at the Sekokini Springs Cutthroat Trout Conservation Facility in Blankenship, Montana. Relive a simpler time with a multi-day horseback pack & fishing trip vacation into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex with Swan Mountain Outfitters. The best way to access the confluence is from the Owl Creek trailhead in the Swan Valley or the Lodgepole trailhead out of Ovando, Mt. This was my first long backcountry trip where I relied exclusively on a Tenkara rod (read the review here). Storms came in that night, and the absence of big trees to shelter my head meant that I had to set up my packraft for a little extra protection. Our camp in the Amphitheater was nestled among small stands of subalpine fir. Packrafters hike up Youngs Creek Pass on a trip through Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness. My post production workflow is based primarily on Lightroom. Ryan, I've got a gear-related question for you if you have a minute. I'll add it to my list of destinations. In this July 24, 2014 photo, packrafters hike up Youngs Creek Pass on a packrafting trip through the Bob Marshall Wilderness, in Mont. So much so, in fact, that Backpacking Light and Tenkara are partnering to develop a brand new version of the Tenkara rod designed specifically for backpackers. Please visit Montana Fish and Wildlife website for up to date information.) Youngs is small, clean, fairly technical, and absolutely gorgeous. ), so I chose my campsites carefully. 0 • PLACE. Volunteers will be spraying and pulling knapweed and houndstoung in three different spots along Youngs Creek. I can no longer imagine fishing any other way in the backcountry. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/montana/bob-marshall-wilderness By ERIN MADISON - Associated Press - Saturday, August 16, 2014 BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS, Mont. What was your photo kit, both pre- and post-production? And great photos, by the way. Forced into this camp by an encounter with a grizzly bear and her cub that blocked access to the upper canyon, we initially agonized over the possibility of a windstorm and blow-downs. Finish in Fresno Reservoir for a good old fashioned fish fry. SUMMER 2020. This may have been the most welcome fire of the trip, and we built it big and inviting. Yes, Wilderness has a sweet sound to it. The number of wilderness floats in excess of twenty miles are few and far between, and generally limited to America’s three largest wilderness complexes: the Bridger-Teton (Wyoming), the Frank Church (Idaho), and the Bob Marshall (Montana). 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