- Jun 6, 2018 at 10:32 pm #3540614
Sweet. Nice read. Thanks Mike.Jun 6, 2018 at 11:20 pm #3540617
yeah I thought the guy did a pretty decent job with it; I never even noticed him at the startJun 7, 2018 at 6:21 am #3540647
Maybe he showed up late? And just spoke with Dan M. and other spectators?Jun 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm #3540668
must have; probably got tipped off by our presence at Trixies- it’s very small community :)Jun 8, 2018 at 1:04 am #3540868
Scott GBPL Member
Cool read. I saw Abel at the start for about 10 seconds for the picture and that was it. Speaking of the start picture, does anyone have one to post of everyone at the start?
I’m still limping around a bit but already thinking about next year. Can’t wait.Jun 8, 2018 at 1:26 am #3540872Jun 10, 2018 at 1:35 am #3541215
Dan MBPL Member
To clear up the mystery— 30-40- minutes after most had cleared the trail head,” joe reporter” also editor, publisher and photographer of the local paper came rocketing into to parking lot. His late arrival was triggered by a conversation over breakfast that morning with his wife about their latest renters of their airbnb. As fate would have it , the two privious nights their abode had been rented by none other than Able, Lou, Karen, and pooch , AKA the mich/colo. crew , participants in this years BOB event. Some may remember , last year the same basic team had rolled into camp sat morning at 7:45 after an all night drive. They were determined not to repeat that process and arrived two days earlier to be well rested for the start. Myself- Dan M., AKA in the article as Dave Mintner , and the above mentioned crew , whom were still toeing the starting line, met him there , and informed him that indeed his wife was right ,and the official start was in fact at 8:00 . Though some what chagrined at his timing , he was pleased to be able to speak with some of the actual participants. We did our best to fill in some of the particulars of this event we all love, trying not to embellish to much, but still expressing what is so unique about the event. I think he fell into the crowd we’ve all met who’s response when hearing the details of the event is “and that sounds like fun to you ???”. He admitted that although he had lived in Lincoln for quite some time , he had never been up the trailhead. I’m quite sure he was baffled at the opens existence. All that being said , I want to thank Dave, Mike, Dan , and the rest of the crowd that have been so instrumental in starting and keeping this event going. The trip reports are all great, both entertaining as well as educational. They well depict the spirit of the participants , and do much to convey what draws this group together. I know there has been some discussion of changing the location of the event. I would like to say that part of the essence of what makes the BOB Open so special is the wilderness factor. There is nowhere else in the lower 48 that has all those elements- griz, wolves, true wilderness adventure. Without those , in another location, it becomes just another walk in the woods. I unabashedly admit that I love Montana, the northwest corner the most, and while any reason for this flatlander to return will do, this is the best reason. I thoroughly enjoyed the start this year, if only as a spectator, I will return next year as a participant again. Dan and Will- a job very well done, very impressive to say the least- hope to see you back at it again next year !Jul 4, 2018 at 2:35 am #3545097
I finally put the finishing touches on my Bob Open video trip report. Here it is:Jul 4, 2018 at 3:39 am #3545102
Richard NisleyBPL Member
@richard295Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Thanks for your video… you are TOUGH (smile).
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