Bob Open 2017
May 22, 2017 at 9:49 pm #3469297Dan @ Durston GearBPL Member
@dandydanLocale: Canadian Rockies
This is the correct spot for the finish right? I’m just second guessing it because on Dave’s blog is says the Lake Inez campground north of Seeley Lake, which I guess this is, but I would have written north of Lake Inez, so I wanted to make sure there isn’t another one.May 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm #3469298BlackHatGuySpectator
@sleepingLocale: The Cascades
Does Derek need snowshoes? If so, drive up to Seattle from Portland before heading east and I can lend him a pair.May 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm #3469299
Chase, if he makes it that far , sure not leaving him on side if road-I’ll let you know more once in area, leaving south bend ind late tue night – danMay 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm #3469300
The back of my truck is enclosed——–May 22, 2017 at 11:41 pm #3469310Tyler HBPL Member
Dan, that’s where we’re planning to finish. Unless we end up here first:May 23, 2017 at 3:35 am #3469317Derek LarsonBPL Member
@derek-larsonLocale: La Sierra Gorda
Doug, thanks for the offer. I think Chase is hooking me up with a pair of snowshoes.May 24, 2017 at 7:21 am #3469512CARLOS C.BPL Member
@lamboyLocale: Mid Atlantic
Just wanted to say good luck to all of you and be safe. Look forward to post Open write ups. I live vicariously through you guys on this event.May 24, 2017 at 9:10 am #3469531Mike MBPL Member
looks like the S Fork is on a big time rise, little cooler weather on its way so may tame it a bit
also here’s my SPOT pageMay 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm #3469572
I’m starting to wonder whether I’ll be packrafting or playing it safe and staying in my feet.
Are you guys camping at the start Friday night or staying in Choteau?May 24, 2017 at 12:26 pm #3469575Kevin BBPL Member
@newmexikevLocale: Western New Mexico, USA
Best of luck to all!!! Thanks in advance for sharing spots, pictures, and the trip reportsMay 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm #3469576John NBPL Member
May be tough to find a room for Memorial Day weekend in Choteau. Thad and I are camping with our families as near to the start as we can (doubtful there will be any spots in the campground available). That way we don’t need to leave a vehicle at the start.May 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm #3469594Dan @ Durston GearBPL Member
@dandydanLocale: Canadian RockiesMay 25, 2017 at 8:16 am #3469707Dan GregersonBPL Member
@dlgregersonLocale: Bob Marshall Wilderness
Good luck to all and make good decisions! I’ll be hanging pretty close to home this weekend and tracking your progress. In a pinch, I could probably be at any trailhead in 3-4 hours if assistance is needed. Send me a PM if you would like my phone number for help with unplanned bail outs! (but then I guess it would be at least semi-planned, right?)
Thanks in advance for your trip reports — look forward to reading them every year.May 25, 2017 at 8:56 am #3469716John KlinepeterBPL Member
@johnzotkLocale: Northern Rockies, USA
I will second Dan’s offer word for word except it might take more like 3 to 5 hours for me to respond. Also I will be going for a walk on Sunday so my response time may be extended to Monday if you leave a message on Sunday.
Wish I were joining you guys this year. Trip reports and photos will be devoured. Good luck!May 25, 2017 at 10:26 am #3469731Tanner KBPL Member
Thanks for the tracking links. It might make me too jealous to watch very closely but I will probably check in on Monday.
Looks like a great weekend (or longer) to be out in the woods. Have fun, stay safe and respect that water everyone!May 25, 2017 at 1:25 pm #3469767
Here is my mapshare page:
I’ll stop by Choteau for dinner, then head to the start to camp with my wife (and dogs).May 25, 2017 at 10:09 pm #3469868
matt and dan d- do you guys have the garmin in reach — i have on,e trying to get it set up — fun –any chance you could give a few pointers, assist, tomorrow around dinner? or earlier – name the time –May 25, 2017 at 10:39 pm #3469873
Yeah I can help with what I just learned! I just switched from SPOT so I spent 5 hours today figuring out/confirming how to optimize all the preset messages, social media/contact posting, and battery use reduction. I’d be happy to share what I learned but there may also be someone that’s been using it for a while. I hope we’ll be rolling into Choteau around 4pm but I think dinner may be a safer bet.May 25, 2017 at 10:44 pm #3469875
Here is Derek and my inReach tracking/messaging link:
Still don’t have our shuttle situation completely locked down, but for what it’s worth, we’ll be at Lake Inez CG around 9am.
If anyone happens to pass through with a couple extra seats, please let us know by sending an inReach message.May 25, 2017 at 10:44 pm #3469876
sounds great ! see you there ! should be driving a blue gmc crew cabMay 26, 2017 at 6:34 am #3469894Scott GBPL Member
Well, i’ve struggled to make this decision all week and still not set on it, but i’m pretty sure i’m not gonna make it this year. The snowpack and water levels are a bit more than im comfortable with and the time frame with that in mind pushes my timelimit to the max. I hope to see ya’ll next year if there is another one. I finally felt like i was ready for the miles this year too. Wish you guys luck and safe travels. I’ll be watching eagerly.May 26, 2017 at 6:44 am #3469895Mike MBPL Member
Scott- fully understand; there will almost certainly be another one, so no worries there :)
MikeMay 26, 2017 at 7:31 am #3469907
Dan M, I need to stop by REI in Missoula this morning to purchase a Delorme as I forgot mine at home. Call me at 503-475-7918. I’ll be at our linkup point at Inez Lake CG around noon.May 26, 2017 at 8:08 am #3469917Kyle PBPL Member
Heading East from Missoula this afternoon transporting Tyler and crew .. with an emergency pick-up of Chase if need be (topper on the truck). Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Here’s my SPOT share link for those following along at home.May 26, 2017 at 9:34 am #3469939
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