Montana 2020

Post date: Sep 24, 2019 5:17:31 PM


Post Trip

Photo Album

Cost: $178 per person

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 Campground, Yellowstone 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

Date

Drive/Hike

8-hours

8-hours

9-hours

6-hours

AND

8 miles

8-miles

zero-day or hike

8 miles

8 miles &

4.5 hours

zero-day

zero-day

8 hours

zero-day

7 hours

10 hours

7 hours

Breakfast

HOME

Energy Balls & apples

Bagels with cream cheese and Nutella; strawberries

Campstove Chilaquiles

BYO

BYO

BYO

BYO

Hot Breakfast Sandwiches

Granola bars, bananas, apples

Bagels with cream cheese and Nutella; strawberries

Breakfast Tacos

Oatmeal packets & apples

Muffins, Yogurt

Mini-boxes of cereal, milk, donuts

Lunch

Blueberries, strawberries, whipped cream dip

Hotdogs, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, relish

Pita Pocket Sandwiches with falafel

Dinner

Potato Salad (red white and blue)

Charred corn salad

Pasta salad with chicken

Chicken Fajitas & Red Rice

Spaghetti and Meatballs & Garlic Bread

BYO

BYO

BYO

BYO

Meatball Kabobs

Green Chili Mac

tortellini, garlic bread, salad

Stir Fry

Frito Pie

Grumpy Italian

Popeye's family meal (chicken, coleslaw, biscuits, fries)

HOME

Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

Mocktail of some sort

Mexican Chocolate cake

Goldfish

Ice tea

S'Mores!

Wulf-ems

Chocolate pudding, rice pudding

Pink Lady Punch

Fruit Pound Cake

Pecan Cobbler

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BYO

BYO

BYO

BYO

BYO

Sandwiches, apples, oranges

BLT, chips, watermelon

Subway

Potted meat with ritz crackers/club crackers; easy-peel tangerine; trail mix

Bagel Sandwiches

Cheese, crackers, hummus, peanut butter, berries, cookies

Sandwiches

Cookbook

Equipment

Meal Prep

Glacier Cookbook

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

Attendees

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

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:

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 arrivalReservation # TXKC6 on January 29, 2020

IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO: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 arrivalReservation # SS6KL on January 29, 2020

IF SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK,PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO: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

Ryan Park Campground, Medicine Bow National Forest

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pbStMKGSqZefZhvg7

Montana 2020