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Extreme whitewater rafting on the Middle Fork Flathead River; Great Bear Wilderness

I.gif (879 bytes)f there was ever a river that lived up to its "Wild and Scenic" designation, it is the Middle Fork Flathead.  I have personally taken many packtrips to its headwaters in the Bob MarshallSerious Whitewater rafting Wilderness, and can attest that it flows through some of the wildest, most remote country anywhere.  In fact, the wilderness complex it flows through, comprised of the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness Areas, plus Glacier National Park, add up to over three million acres of the most gorgeous country on the planet, and together make up the largest tract of wilderness land in the contiguous United States.  And if that isn't enough to whet your interest, the Middle Fork Flathead provides the wildest sustained whitewater raft trip found in Montana, with nearly continuous Class II whitewater, spiked with eight Class IV and V rapids, plus a host of Class III water.  People undertake expeditions to China and South America to find this kind of whitewater experience, but it's available right here in Montana, and for a mere fraction of the cost (4-day trips cost just $995, contact us for details).  This trip originates deep in theWilderness raft camp wilderness, and early in the season when the trails are still choked with snow, you will fly to a remote airstrip.  The airstrip is a  most unique situation, the only publicly accessible airstrip located in a wilderness area in the U.S., as it was grandfathered in when the surrounding area was declared wilderness.  The flight itself would be the highlight of most vacations; you will see a staggering amount of wild country.  Later in the season, you hike to the river, or for a modest addtional $50, an outfitter will take you in with horses.  If all that wasn't enough, you'll eat gourmet food,  take a mile and a half hike to a gorgeous mountain lake that teems with native cuttthroat trout, and have superb wildlife viewing opportunities.  The outfitter has been in business for over 25 years, and is the only Montana outfitter permitted to operate float trips on the upper Middle Fork.
Of course, we also offer a wide range of other whitewater adventures; from 2-hour trips to other multi-day excursions.  Contact us for specifics....

 

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