Together, the Great Bear Wilderness, the Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Scapegoat Wilderness form the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, an area of more than 1.5 million acres, in western Montana, south of Glacier National Park. This is a LINK to the U.S. Forest Service site.
The "Bob" is a roadless area where no structures are allowed, nor motorized vehicles or even mechanical vehicles like bicycles. There is no logging or mining. There are over 1800 miles of trails which are limited to human and animal use. This is said to be the most densely populated area of Grizzly Bear other than Alaska. Among the wildlife that make their home in this Wilderness area are moose, elk, black bear, mountain goat, wolverine, bighorn sheep, mountain lion, lynx, wolf, and bald eagles. Camping and fishing are allowed with permits. Don't travel alone.
Here is a photo by Max Spiegel, Public Radio Host and musician, who says his visit to the "Bob" changed his life forever:
|Bob Marshall Wilderness by Max Spiegel|
The Life of Bob Marshall is documented in the book, A Wilderness Original by James M. Glover.