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  • #3749734
    Dan Gregerson
    BPL Member

    @dlgregerson

    Locale: Bob Marshall Wilderness

    I usually packraft in my hiking trail runners and wool-blend socks, but add a pair of NRS neoprene socks in between.  Makes a huge difference for very little weight.

    #3749765
    Josh J
    BPL Member

    @uahiker

    Dan,

    I’m assuming the NRS against the skin since they are neoprene,  kinda like diving booties

    #3749766
    Tom M
    BPL Member

    @twofeathers

    Locale: Kalispell

    Anders,

    Rock creek is full of wood.

    Josh,

    I wear them on the outside of my Darn Tough’s. I recently purchased a new pair of the NRS hydro’s to replace my worn out old ones and the new cut is way better.

     

    #3749767
    Dan Gregerson
    BPL Member

    @dlgregerson

    Locale: Bob Marshall Wilderness

    You would think so, but I’ve tried both ways and it seems warmer to have the wool inside the neoprene.

    An actual wetsuit works by trapping a layer of water between the body and the wetsuit, which the body then warms and acts as an insulating layer.  I think the socks are  too thin to do this well (and not form-fitting), so you end up with pockets of air that don’t get warm.  Wool stays tight to the feet and insulates even when wet, thus not allowing those air pockets.

    Just a guess.  YMMV

    #3749768
    Josh J
    BPL Member

    @uahiker

    Interesting…. I used to scuba dive so I’m very familiar with wet suits and booties

    #3749771
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    I’ll be the contrarian with regards to the Neoprene socks :)  I don’t wear my Darn Toughs with them at all, I wear an uber thin merino liner sock underneath them.  This is hiking though, not rafting.

    Only wear them where I’m constantly in cold water and/or slush (which could mean a lot in the Open! :) )

    #3749773
    Tom M
    BPL Member

    @twofeathers

    Locale: Kalispell

    Mike,

    Are you from Yonkers or somethin?

    #3749774
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    fuhgettaboutit Joisey boy!

    #3749951
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    don’t forget your snowshoes :)

    #3749990
    Will B
    BPL Member

    @elephanthead

    Snowshoes? Didn’t need those last year.

    #3749991
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    ^ :D

    #3750166
    Anders N.
    BPL Member

    @andersn

    Some beta for folks planning to float the NF Blackfoot out to Missoula: there is a log blocking the primary exit channel from the Six Pin boulder garden rapid. Maybe could be paddled over at a higher level (about 850 cfs today). There’s another river-wide log a mile or so further down in some none-descript boogie water that we were able to scoot over on the far left. Neither would be particularly obvious without scouting from shore and both could be problematic. Hopefully a bit more water next weekend!

    #3750168
    Rob
    BPL Member

    @alpine_sailor

    Locale: Missoula

    this spring won’t let up >

    #3750169
    Tom M
    BPL Member

    @twofeathers

    Locale: Kalispell

    I agree Rob.

    With the current snowpack at 120% Badger and 140% at Lockhart there is a good potential with the current 10 day forecast for some big runoff. Above freezing temps at night, pushing mid 60’s, and some rain Friday should get things moving.

    #3750170
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    note to self:

     

    bring snowshoes AND rain gear

    #3750386
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    if guys are interested, there are a few of us that will be dining at Buffalo Joes in Dupuyer around 5-ish before heading to Blackleaf

    #3750440
    Dan Durston
    BPL Member

    @dandydan

    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    Good luck to everyone heading into the Bob this weekend. I’m envious. It looks like it’s going to be a great weekend with plenty of snowpack to keep things interesting. I hope to make it back in 2023.

    #3750444
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    ^ Thanks Dan; looking forward to your return :)

    #3750451
    Adam R
    BPL Member

    @adamr

    Good luck everyone! Excited to read some trip reports!

    #3750711
    Will B
    BPL Member

    @elephanthead

    We bailed to Meadow Creek TH last night. Trip report at some point. Anyone heard anything from the other groups?

    We’re working on hitching back to the car from Hungry Horse today so if anyone is around the front and wants to give us a hand on the Dupuyer to Blackleaf leg that would be awesome.

    In honor of a more successful year here’s footage from 2021 that I finally got together but never shared with y’all: https://youtu.be/f77JICnLqwU

    #3750771
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    Will- glad you guys are safe; too bad on the bail.  Look forward to the story.

    Tom, Elliot and I got out at Marias Pass Monday late.  It was as tough as any previous Open- plenty of snow this year, swollen creeks/streams, lots of climbing.  We lucked out on the weather Saturday and Sunday (little light rain/snow Sunday afternoon.  Monday not so luck- rail all (ALL!) day Monday, often pouring.  Regardless of the hardships, was a great trip and fun to meet another like minded individual in Elliot.

    #3750772
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    @ Will- nice video.  You guys have some mad white water skills!

    #3750774
    Josh J
    BPL Member

    @uahiker

    Awesome video @Will! The entire time I was like yeah I could raft that until I saw some of the major white water! Very cool and maybe one day….

     

    Must have been rough for a rafter needing to bail, suck!

    #3750801
    Dan M
    BPL Member

    @danqm

    Congrats Mike Tom and Elliot !! Looking forward to trip report !

    #3750802
    Kyle P
    BPL Member

    @pucko25

    Locale: Missoula

    Made it to the Rattlesnake TH 7:19 pm tonight! What a treat.

    Trip report to follow.

    Day One: Blackleaf to darn near takeout before Gibson

    Day Two: Darn near Takeout -> Danaher Meadows

    Day Three: Danaher Meadows to River Junction Campground

    Day Four: River Junction Campground to Rattlesnake TH via Packraft (and some hiking on Jumbo).

    About one mile from the finish I randomly ran into previous Bob Open finishers John and Tyler! I could not believe it. “Are you finishing the open right now?!”

    Rob and I stuck together until he split for the checkpoint around Basin Creek cabin. He may also have a super creative curve ball route planned. Looking forward to hearing from him.

    Tom + Will and the rest of the crew, glad you guys made it out. Looking forward to hearing your reports! And yeah, Will: wow. Awesome video.

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