The Bob Marshall Wilderness (or “The Bob” as it is called by locals) is located in Montana, just south of Glacier National Park. Spanning two national forests, it is easier to visit than most national parks, with fewer regulations as well as visitors. It seemed like a good place to find something approaching solitude. But that does not mean being alone. The Bob is home to the greatest concentration of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. I started in the east, near the town of Choteau.
My trip was backpacking over a week. 123 miles in 6.3 days.