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Old 08-12-2020, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default 80 miles on horseback with a fly rod in Montana (pic heavy).

We got back a week ago and half ago but we had an amazing time.

My wife and I went with another ER doc couple, their nanny and oldest daughter. We also had a retired professor from Tarleton join us. We went with an outfitter and his team 30 miles deep in to the Bob Marshall Wilderness for 10 days of fly fishing and sleeping under the stars.

My wife and I shipped our saddles all the way from Texas and that was worth every dollar.

Day one we rode 15 miles in to the back country and got on Gordon Creek. We camped under the stars in a beautiful creek side meadow. We packed up the next morning and rode another 15miles to our permanent camp where we would live and fish for the next week. We fly fished the Gordon Creek and South Fork of the Flathead. We never slept in a tent. We put our cots and sleeping bags on a gravel bar and slept under the stars the entire time.

We made a few trips on horseback to fly fish different waters. The fishing was amazing. I can’t even accurately count how many fish I caught on this trip on the fly but it was somewhere near 15 fish per day. All were catch and release except for two lunches worth of fish. These were all cutthroat trout.

Below are several pics of the wilderness, our camp grounds, fish and the Big Prairie Ranger station that had been there for over a hundred years.

Hope y’all enjoy the pics, they don’t really do justice to the nature we rode through.













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Old 08-12-2020, 04:35 PM   #2
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:38 PM   #3
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Awesome pictures! I need to do something like that.
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:46 PM   #6
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Great trip! Nothing like the fresh, clean and cool air of the Rocky Mountains!


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Old 08-12-2020, 04:47 PM   #7
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:48 PM   #8
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Looks like an awesome trip!!
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:49 PM   #9
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:51 PM   #10
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great looking trip Awesome!!
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:52 PM   #11
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Holy crap !! That is awesome man I would love that
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:57 PM   #12
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I would love to book a trip like this one day
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:57 PM   #13
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That’s about a cool as it gets
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:59 PM   #14
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:59 PM   #15
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Definitely on my bucket list. That fish in the pan looks fantastic!
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:59 PM   #16
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Incredible trip! Congrats!


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Were the mosquitoes bad?


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Wow, what a trip. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 08-12-2020, 05:07 PM   #19
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Someone knows how to do vacation. What an adventure.
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:13 PM   #20
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That looks like a heck of a trip. Congrats on being able to get away from it all for a bit and enjoying the beauty.
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:13 PM   #21
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That’s fricking awesome! Probably the single adventure I’m most jealous of that I’ve seen on this page!
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:13 PM   #22
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You sir are living right. What an incredible trip that must've been. We need more pictures of that awesomeness!
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:19 PM   #23
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Wow!!!
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:20 PM   #24
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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:20 PM   #25
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Amazing
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Thats awesome!
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:43 PM   #27
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Nice trip!
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:48 PM   #28
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Talk about a dream trip. Thanks for taking us along.
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:50 PM   #29
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Awesome Experience
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:50 PM   #30
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That looks like a pretty sweet trip bud!
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:56 PM   #32
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Awesome. That is a dream trip!
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:02 PM   #33
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Oh to be young again! Great trip and loved the pics!!
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:07 PM   #34
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What a cool trip!
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:32 PM   #35
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Greatness!!!!
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I've heard and seen a lot of great things about the Bob, and this is near the top! What fun!!
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:47 PM   #37
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:50 PM   #38
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Looks like an amazing time!!! Gorgeous country. No way my butt could take 80 miles of horseback.
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:55 PM   #39
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Been there done that except hunting elk was part of it. Memories forever. Do it while you can
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:55 PM   #40
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I am so jealous. Hope the trip was as awesome as it sounded.
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:13 PM   #41
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The denim shirt I’m wearing, I found and belonged to my late grandfather who was a big part of my life and miss him dearly (1916-2003). I’m guessing the shirt is about 50yrs old. I had to take it and wear it.










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Old 08-12-2020, 07:26 PM   #42
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:27 PM   #43
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Looks like a great trip. My wife and I have done similar trips, once if Montana and once in Colorado, love those wilderness areas. Every outdoorsman should do at least one of these trips.
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:28 PM   #44
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:29 PM   #45
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Gods country! Would someone who doesn't ride be able to do something like this? Or is an ATV an option? Who was your outfitter. So many questions!
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:32 PM   #46
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Awesome!


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Old 08-12-2020, 07:32 PM   #47
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:33 PM   #48
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The “misery whip” no engines allowed in the Bob.



My wife got a new camera and wanted all these photo ops. Not a fan of myself but she’s proud of her camera skills.



How you shower








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Old 08-12-2020, 07:35 PM   #49
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An old emergency cabin still used in the back country. Full of food and supplies.




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Old 08-12-2020, 07:39 PM   #50
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I will answer as many questions as I can-

Mosquitos- some but not bad at all. It was cold at night and the bugs disappeared. I think I used bug spray once the whole trip.

If you aren't used to riding that much, you'll be sore and your butt will hurt. We are used to riding and took our own saddles. Had some knee pain a few miles but otherwise the riding didn't bother me.

We did go with an Outfitter, Rick Atkins, Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters. he's the man. Not a better, more genuine outfitter in the Bob.

Everybody should do a trip like this. Get out of your comfort zone, sleep under the stars in Grizzly country and don't worry about it.

I fished so much I had callouses on my right index finger.
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