Intro I regularly get lured into participating in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: a point A to B; plan your own route; wilderness event in the Montana Rockies during challenging off season conditions. It’s billed as not a race, but the “R” word slips out here and there – often enough to know that some… Read More BMWO 2019
I got around to making some final edits on my video trip report for the 2018 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open back in May in Montana. The finished product is 15 minutes, so grab a beverage. Hopefully this video suffices for most of you, so you don’t have to subject your body to the same torment.
Last weekend was the 7th running of Bob Marshall Wilderness Open and my 5th time in the event. I get lured back nearly every year for this weekend of adventure, limit pushing and suffering. I like it – I’ve progressed dramatically as an outdoor person as a result – but it still intimidates me. Five… Read More BMWO 2018 – DOUBLE SWIMMER
[Note: This is the trip report I hastily wrote up after the 2017 Bob Open on BackpackingLight.com. I’m just now reposting it here so it’s more easily referenced for posterity] The Bob Marshall Wilderness Open is point A to B, plan your own route, slightly competitive “non-race” event during the challenging off-season conditions of May… Read More BMWO 2017 – NOT A GIMME
Preface I like a good challenge, so when I read last summer that no one finished the 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open I knew I had to come back for another. Last week I did, which was my third BMWO, having missed 2014 thru-hiking the PCT, but showing up for the first two in 2012… Read More BMWO 2015 – Thalwegs and Insomnia