Types of Experiences and Trips Provided
May 18-22 Fire Ecology in the N. Fork of the Sun, June 18-22 N. Fork of the Blackfoot Loop, June 27-July 6 Silvertip Backpacking Loop w/ Bill Cunningham, July 23-28 Southern Chinese Wall Trip *FULL*, Aug. 3-10 Birch Creek- Trilobite Lakes Trip, Aug. 16-24 South Bob Traverse, Sept. 4-9 Late Summer along the Sun River
Activity Level to be Expected: Moderate
Sizes of Groups: 8 guests and 4 guides Overnight Shelter Arrangements (if an overnight experience): Tent Camping
Costs to Participate: $940 - $1880 depending on trip
Traditional Trips: Fully guided hiking adventures with stock support. Pack string carries food, personal equipment, and group gear while you only carry a daypack. Two guides will accompany guests on route ranging from 5-10 days depending on trip. Group size typically 8 guests. Price generally $245/person/day.
Backpacking Trips: Fully guided hiking adventure. Group size limited to 8. Price is $150/person/day.
Custom Trips: You dream it up and Dropstone Outfitting provides the rest- backpacking, day hikes, stock-supported trips, and any wild ideas that need additional support.
Drop-camps: Very limited drop-camp services. Call for inquires.
Gear Rental: Rental available for tents, sleeping bags, sleeping bag liners, sleeping pads, and backpacks/daypacks. Whole package is $60 including a pack or $50 w/o a pack. Individaul item rental is from $10 - $20 depending on item.
*Group sizes limited to 8 guests. Prices include: meals, snacks, guiding services, stock support, airport shuttle, group gear, logistics, photo sharing coordination, and a map of route.
Local Knowledge & Certifications/Training
Co-owners and lead guides both grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front and have spent most of their lives exploring the rugged beauty of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. They hold degrees in Hydrology and Rangeland Management and have spent much of their careers with the United States Forest Service, Nature Conservancy and other organizations tracking and surveying animals, conducting stream assessments, packing and working on trail crews, wrangling and serving as naturalists.
Dropstone is the only outfitter for guided foot-travel in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.
Traditional trips with Dropstone are five to ten days in the backcountry. Clients carry day-packs while a small group of pack animals carry the rest of the gear to the camp sites. To minimize their impact on the landscape, Dropstone adheres to the ‘leave no trace’ ethic and maintains small group sizes. These trips also play a long-lasting role in education and conservation.