Montana 2020

posted Sep 24, 2019, 10:17 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 10:34 AM ]


Quick Facts

Date:  July 4 -18th, 2020
Where:  Glacier National Park
What:  Backpacking Camping

Itinerary

July 4 (travel day:  8 hours)
July 5 (travel day:  8 hours)
  • Depart Amarillo (7:30 am) -> Upper Narrows Campground
    • Directions:  Drive 10 miles north of Fort Collins on Highway 287.  Turn left (west) onto Hwy 14 and proceed 20 miles to the campground.
  • Arrive (4:00 pm)  Cache la Poudre (elevation:  6,400 feet;  average low 46; average high 78)
  • Activity:  License Plate Game
July 6 (travel day:  9 hours)
July 7 (travel day: ~6 hours)
  • Depart:  (8:00am) :Riverside Campground, ID
  • Arrive:   (~3:00pm) Benchmark Trail Head - Augusta,MT (5 Hours 45 minutes)
    • Directions: From Augusta, go west on Forest Road 235 about 30 miles
    • Elevation: 5,311 ft; High Temp: 80, Low Temp: 49
  •  Hike --> Backpacking in the Bob Marshall Complex, Benchmark Trail Head: Start our backpacking adventure with hiking about 8 miles to set up camp.
    • If we hit the trail by 4:00pm with 8 miles to go (4 Hours of hiking) we should arrive to set up camp by 8:00pm. 
July 8 (Backpacking in the Bob)
  • Location: The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
  • Wake up: 9:00am??
  • Hike --> Backpacking in the Bob: Hike about another 8 miles and set up camp. (4 Hours of hiking + 1 hour lunch = ~5 hour day)
    • With only about 4 hours of hiking we can be flexible with our time. Hike early and set up camp to hang out for the rest of the day or take our time to leave camp???
  • Activity:  Photo Scavenger Hunt
July 9 (Backpacking in the Bob)
  • Location: The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
  • ***Day hike only, we will keep the same camp. ***
    • Hiking Options: Day Packs only
      • If you are tired you can stay at camp (Have a down day)
      • You can hike about ~ 12 miles round trip to Moose Creek Junction
      • You can hike about ~21 miles round trip to the Chinese Wall up to the Larch Hill pass junction (Could possible have lunch near larch hill pass if we left early enough) ( At approx. 2 miles per hour pace this would be about 10 hours of hiking + 1 hour lunch + extra stops = ~ 12 hour day - If we start hiking around 7:00am we would return around 7:00pm with at least 2 hours of daylight left or more) As of today (05/27/2020) Sunrise in Augusta, MT is 5:39 am and Sunset is at 9:14pm - So they have nice long days even in May
  • Activity: Find a nice cool body of water and soak your feet! :-P

July 10 (Backpacking in the Bob)
  • Location: The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
  • Wake up: 9:00am??
  • Hike --> Backpacking in the Bob: Hike about 8 miles back to our previous camp and set up. (4 Hours of hiking + 1 hour lunch = ~5 hour day)
    • With only about 4 hours of hiking we can be flexible with our time. Hike early and set up camp to hang out for the rest of the day or take our time to leave camp???
  • Activity:

July 11: aka GRANT DZURENKO'S 17TH BIRTHDAY!!! (Backpacking in the Bob/Travel Day: ~3.5hours)
  • Location: The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
  • Wake up: 7 am:
  • Leave Camp: 8 am 
    •  Hike --> Last Day Backpacking in the Bob Marshall Complex with hiking about 8 miles back to the Benchmark Trail Head. 
      • If we hit the trail by 8:00 am with 8 miles to go (4 Hours of hiking) we should arrive at Benchmark by 12:00 pm for lunch.  
  • Depart: 2 pm:  Benchmark Trail Head - Emery Bay Campground, MT 
  • Groceries:  Glacier Family Foods in Browning, MT
  • Arrive:  7 pm:  Dispersed Camping site near Emery Bay Campground, MT  (Approx. 4-hour drive)
July 12 (Dispersed Camping site near Emery Bay Campground, MT) - Zero-Day
  • Location: Dispersed Camping Near Emery Bay Campground
  • Activity:  relaxing at Flathead Lake
    July 13 (Dispersed Camping site near Emery Bay Campground, MT) - Zero-Day
    • Activity:  Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park (starts at the Glacier NP - West Entrance)

    July 14 (Travel Day )  
    • Depart:  Dispersed Camping site near Emery Bay Campground, MT
    • Arrive:    Bridge Bay CampgroundYellowstone National Park (9  hours)
    • Hikes:  Narrow Gauge Terrace (time permitting)
    • Shopping for the next group & Lunch in Helena, MT Walmart ( Lunch will be Subway within the Walmart)
    July 15
    • Location:  Bridge Bay Campground, Yellowstone National Park (zero day - all day at the park)
    • Hikes
    July 16
    July 17
    • MBNF -> Amarillo (10 hours)
      • Jack Bryant Scouting Center, 1615 Bellaire Street, Amarillo, Texas 79106
      • Contact Doug Walker (806-341-4343)
    July 18
    • Amarillo -> Austin (8 hours)

    Meal Summary

     Group Pack Your Own Backpack Meal
     Restaurant Total
     Breakfast
    10 40 14
     Lunch951 15
     Dinner8 14
      27133 43

     Date Drive/Hike Breakfast Lunch Dinner 
     7/04/20
     8-hours HOME Blueberries, strawberries, whipped cream dip
    Hotdogs, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, relish 
     Potato Salad (red white and blue) 
    Charred corn salad 
    Pasta salad with chicken
    Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes
    Mocktail of some sort
      7/05/20 8-hours  Energy Balls & apples Pita Pocket Sandwiches with falafel  Chicken Fajitas & Red RiceMexican Chocolate cake
      7/06/20 9-hoursBagels with cream cheese and Nutella; strawberries 
      Mediterranean Wraps

    Spaghetti and Meatballs & Garlic Bread
    Goldfish
    Ice tea
      7/07/20 6-hours
    AND
    8 miles
    Campstove ChilaquilesBYO BYO
      7/08/20 8-milesBYO BYO BYO 
      7/09/20 zero-day or hike
    BYOBYOBYO 
      7/10/20 8 miles BYO BYO BYO 
      7/11/208 miles &
    4.5 hours 
     BYO BYO Meatball Kabobs S'Mores!
      7/12/20 zero-day Hot Breakfast SandwichesSandwiches, apples, oranges Green Chili Mac Wulf-ems
      7/13/20 zero-dayGranola bars, bananas, applesBLT, chips, watermelon tortellini, garlic bread, saladChocolate pudding, rice pudding
    Pink Lady Punch
      7/14/20 8 hours Bagels with cream cheese and Nutella; strawberries  SubwayStir Fry Fruit Pound Cake
      7/15/20 zero-dayBreakfast Tacos Potted meat with ritz crackers/club crackers; easy-peel tangerine; trail mix  Frito Pie Pecan Cobbler
      7/16/20 7 hoursOatmeal packets & apples Bagel Sandwiches Grumpy Italian 
      7/17/20 10 hours Muffins, Yogurt Cheese, crackers, hummus, peanut butter, berries, cookies Popeye's family meal (chicken, coleslaw, biscuits, fries) 
      7/18/20 7 hours Mini-boxes of cereal, milk, donuts Sandwiches HOME 

    Cookbook

    Equipment

    Meal Prep


    Packing List

    Backpacking

    Our generic backpacking list can be found here:  http://www.crew1409.com/crew-resources#TOC-3-Day-Backpacking-Trip

    Other

    In addition to the backpacking items, the following are recommended:
    • Camp chair
    • Pillow
    • Car blanket
    • Personal snacks
    • Bathing supplies
    • Cash (~$30)

    To Do List

    Group 1:  find road trip lunch spots
    Training
    • Hypothermia:  Anna - complete
    • Bear Safety:  Katy - complete
    • Leave No Trace:  Grant - complete
    • Dehydration:  Lynna - complete
    • Ticks: James - complete
    • Rocky Mountain Pledge
    • Hygiene:  Rana - complete

    Attendees

     Count Person   Health Forms ABCConsent   YPT
     1 James H  N/A 
     2 Bill H  N/A 
     3 Jill D  N/A 
     4 Grant D   N/A
     5         Steve D  N/A 
     6 Lynna B  N/A  
     7 Sam D             N/A
     8     Sabrina  N/A 
     9 Mariana   N/A
     10 Rana B  N/A 
     11 Katy B   N/A
     12 Grant K   N/A 
     13 Ian D

     N/A
     14Anna D  N/A 

    Planning Groups

    Group 1
    • Lynna, Anna, Grant D
    • July 4th - July 8th
    Group 2
    • Rana, James, Katy, Anna
    • July 9th - July 13th
    Group 3
    • Ian, Mariana, Grant K
    • July 14th - July 18th

    Route

    Driving Way Points

     Day WP1 WP2 WP3 WP4
     July 4 Dickens, TX Turkey, TX Silverton, TX Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
     July 5Kit Carson, Colorado 80825 Narrows Campground, Livermore, CO 80536  
     July 6 RIVERSIDE (ID - TARGHEE), Riverside Campground Rd, Ashton, ID 83420   
     July 7 106 S Main St, Boulder, MT 59632 Benchmark Campground, Continental Divide Trail, Augusta, MT 59410  
     July 11
    (alternate 1)
     Benchmark Campground, Continental Divide Trail, Augusta, MT 59410 Rex's Market, Choteau, MTEmery Bay Campground, MT 
     July 11
    (alternate 2)
     Benchmark Campground, Continental Divide Trail, Augusta, MT 59410 Helmville, MT Super 1 Foods, 9th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT, USA Emery Bay Campground, MT
     July 13Emery Bay Campground, MT Glacier National Park, West Entrance (Apgar, MT) Going to the Sun Road Emery Bay Campground, MT
     July 14Emery Bay Campground, MT
     Bridge Bay Campground, Yellowstone National Park 
     July 16Old Faithful Geyser, Wyoming 82190The Grumpy Italian, 113 W Bridge Ave, Saratoga, WY 82331  Ryan Park Campground, Lynx Ln, Saratoga, WY 82331 
     July 17 Kit Carson, Colorado 80825 Eighty Scouts Inc, 1615 Bellaire St, Amarillo, TX 79106  
     July 18 Claude, TX Silverton, TX Turkey, TXWells Branch MUD Administrative Office, 14611 Wells Port Dr, Austin, TX 78728

    Costs

    Glacier Costs


    Reservations

    Kwahadi

    Late Arrivals – Contact Information

    If you arrive after hours on nights when no performance is scheduled, call when you about an hour away:   Charles Ritchie: 806-654-4890, David Fry: 806-336-8419 or home 806-358-7728; John Stich: 806-282-5480 or home: 806-358-3338; Bill Burnett: 806-626-8108 

    Museum Business Hours

    During the summer months of June through mid-August, the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1 – 5 pm each day and until about 9 pm on show nights.  During the school year the museum is open Saturdays and Sundays, 1 – 5 pm and late on winter performance nights.

    Museum telephone: 806-335-3175.

    ARRIVALS:  Call Charles Ritchie or the museum when you are about one hour away 

    Upper Narrows, Colorado



    Riverside


    Yellowstone

    Reservation # HYHTQ on January 29, 2020
    IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:

    JILL DOUGLASSYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGES
    2011 KLATTENHOFF DRIVERESERVATION DEPOSIT
    AUSTIN, TX 78728P.O. BOX 527

    YELLOWSTONE PARK, WY

    82190-0527
    Please Review Information Below for Accuracy. All Park Accommodations are Non-Smoking.
    Thank you for your deposit of$30.03. Your reservation will be held throughout your arrival night. Activity costs are not included in the deposit amount and are payable upon arrival. For further assistance contact us at: 307-344-7311 or visit www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. A $25 non-refundable fee will be applied to any change or cancellation that occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival or during your stay.
    CANCEL WITHIN: Deposit Forfeited - $30.03 if cancelled within 7 days of arrival



    # OF

    # OF
    AD/CH

    UNIT COSTTOTAL
    ARRIVEDEPARTConf#NGTSCheck In/Check OutFACILITYUNITSUNIT TYPEPER UNITTAX 1TAX 2PER NIGHTCOST
    7/14/207/16/20HYHTQ213:00:00/11:00:00BRIDGE BAY CAMPGROUND1NO RV/LGR TENT2/44.441.6227.0060.06





    This unit contains one very large tent (18'X18' or smaller) or two small tents (8'X8' or smaller)
    Reservation # TXKC6 on January 29, 2020
    IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:
    JILL DOUGLASSYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGES
    2011 KLATTENHOFF DRIVERESERVATION DEPOSIT
    AUSTIN, TX 78728P.O. BOX 527

    YELLOWSTONE PARK, WY

    82190-0527
    Please Review Information Below for Accuracy. All Park Accommodations are Non-Smoking.
    Thank you for your deposit of$30.03. Your reservation will be held throughout your arrival night. Activity costs are not included in the deposit amount and are payable upon arrival. For further assistance contact us at: 307-344-7311 or visit www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. A $25 non-refundable fee will be applied to any change or cancellation that occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival or during your stay.
    CANCEL WITHIN: Deposit Forfeited - $30.03 if cancelled within 7 days of arrival



    # OF

    # OF
    AD/CH

    UNIT COSTTOTAL
    ARRIVEDEPARTConf#NGTSCheck In/Check OutFACILITYUNITSUNIT TYPEPER UNITTAX 1TAX 2PER NIGHTCOST
    7/14/207/16/20TXKC6213:00:00/11:00:00BRIDGE BAY CAMPGROUND1NO RV/LGR TENT6/04.441.6227.0060.06





    This unit contains one very large tent (18'X18' or smaller) or two small tents (8'X8' or smaller)

    Reservation # SS6KL on January 29, 2020
    IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:
    JILL DOUGLASSYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGES
    2011 KLATTENHOFF DRIVERESERVATION DEPOSIT
    AUSTIN, TX 78728P.O. BOX 527

    YELLOWSTONE PARK, WY

    82190-0527
    Please Review Information Below for Accuracy. All Park Accommodations are Non-Smoking.
    Thank you for your deposit of$30.03. Your reservation will be held throughout your arrival night. Activity costs are not included in the deposit amount and are payable upon arrival. For further assistance contact us at: 307-344-7311 or visit www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. A $25 non-refundable fee will be applied to any change or cancellation that occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival or during your stay.
    CANCEL WITHIN: Deposit Forfeited - $30.03 if cancelled within 7 days of arrival



    # OF

    # OF
    AD/CH

    UNIT COSTTOTAL
    ARRIVEDEPARTConf#NGTSCheck In/Check OutFACILITYUNITSUNIT TYPEPER UNITTAX 1TAX 2PER NIGHTCOST
    7/14/207/16/20SS6KL213:00:00/11:00:00BRIDGE BAY CAMPGROUND1NO RV/LGR TENT6/04.441.6227.0060.06





    This unit contains one very large tent (18'X18' or smaller) or two small tents (8'X8' or smaller)



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