On October 11, 2009, we left Rogers Pass at the southern end of the Bob Marshall Wilderness for a traverse of what is arguably the wildest and most complex wilderness in the Lower 48. Our goal was to be the first team to arrive at Marias Pass and to get there via an elegant route. Rogers Pass and Marias Pass are separated by 100 miles if you draw a straight line from one pass to the other. However, that route didn't look very promising!

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