A Comfortable Montana Wilderness Basecamp
Come on, folks — grab your hat and boots and let’s do some wilderness travel on a 4-+ day horseback pack trip into the beautiful Scapegoat Wilderness! We will use our Meadow Creek camp as the base for our adventure travel. So saddle up and be ready for beautiful scenery and breathtaking views!
This area contains numerous waterfalls, lakes, and forests, all of which sustain local wildlife including moose, elk, black bear, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, wolves, osprey, bald eagles, trumpeter swans and more. The grizzly bear population in the Bob Marshall is the second highest in the United States after Alaska.
- 100 year old Webb Lake Ranger Station still in operation
- Bugle Mountain with old burned lookout tower from 1988
- Explore old gold mines and pan for gold!
- Red Mountain – highest mountain in the area
- 4 different lakes to fish
- Lander Fork River fly fishing
- Explore the original Meadow Creek Camp with remnants of an old telephone line
- Swimming, hiking, photography, trail rides, wildlife viewing & fishing.
- 1.5 million acres comprise of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
Day 1 – Pack Up and Ride
We will pack up at Indian Meadows trailhead and mount up for the horseback trail ride to Meadow Creek camp. Since there is nothing like being in the fresh air to whet an appetite, you’ll be ready for lunch and a one-hour break when we reach Webb Lake Ranger Station.
Then it’s on to Meadow Creek Camp. Now it’s time to RELAX! Enjoy happy hour with old friends and new friends. Share chips and dips, soda and whatever. A hearty supper is ready at 7 p.m., and after supper, there’s a camp fire sing-along and stories for your enjoyment.
Day 2 – Relax
Plan to spend a quiet day, beginning with breakfast at your leisure. There’s fly fishing, hiking and just relaxing — or for those interested in horseback riding, we saddle up for some adventure travel and see new country — whatever you prefer. We’ll have lunch, and after a family-style supper, there will be some good old-time cowboy stories.
Day 3 – Explore
Enough relaxing — it’s time for some wilderness travel and exploration! Bugle Mountain, Twin Lakes, Sourdough basin and the old gold mine on the Dry Fork of Meadow Creek are some of the destination choices for today, with a good chance to see deer, elk, moose and maybe (if we are lucky) a grizzly bear (from a distance). Tonight at the campfire, you will have your own wild west stories to tell!
Last Day – Head for Town
Rise and shine, get ready to saddle up, and let’s head to town! Today we take a horseback trail ride down the trail to Parker Lake, through the burn of 1988, and see the new growth of pine trees and wildflowers. We’ll take a lunch break at Webb Lake Ranger Station and stretch those muscles and relax a bit. Then off we go to Indian Meadows trailhead. We should arrive somewhere around 1 to 2 p.m., at which time you will all be proclaimed COWGIRLS!
This is a fully guided horseback pack trip requiring you to bring your personal gear, clothing, and toiletries which will be packed in one or two simple duffel bags not exceeding 45lbs total.
- Warm hat that covers ears
- Brimmed hat for sun protection
- Light weight gloves
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Waterproof rain pants
- Wool or fleece jacket
- Wool or fleece vest (optional)
- Wool base layer shirt long and short sleeve
- Nylon light weight hiking pants
- Nylon shorts
- 2 – 3 pairs wool socks
- Hiking boots or shoes. Preferably boots
- Water shoes for creek crossings and swimming
- Small day pack (optional)
- 1 or 2 canvas/nylon duffle bags (not to exceed 45 lbs total)
- Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
- Fishing tackle and gear
- Sleeping bag & sleeping pad
- Packable pillow (optional)
- Reusable water bottle
- Camera with extra batteries
- Light weight camp shoes (optional)
- Personal toiletries – tooth paste, unscented deodorant, lip balm, sunscreen, unscented lotion, insect repellent, personal medications
- Wash cloth & small pack towel
- Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)
Our back country menu has a variety of classic favorites like bacon, eggs, fruit and oatmeal for breakfast, deli style build-your-own sack lunch and hearty steak, potato and veggies for dinner. Come with an appetite. This is the best part of the trip.
Ready for a trip of a lifetime? Simply call Kenny Low at 406-486-5007, email Kenny@Klazy3SummerAdventures.com, or click here and complete the form to get the ball rolling. Kenny will then discuss your trip and confirm availability. Please feel free to call with any questions.
K Lazy 3 is based out of Lincoln, MT. The nearest airport is located in Great Falls, MT and we provide a complimentary airport pickup. The night before your trip begins, we’ll all meet for dinner and be introduced to one another plus go over any last minute details.
We operate in the Montana Scapegoat Wilderness area, with two backcountry camp bases (14 and 18 miles from the Indian Meadows Trail Head). The trailhead is 60 miles northwest of Helena and 15 miles northeast of Lincoln.
On departure day, we’ll meet at 7:00 am outside the hotel and carpool to the trailhead. Return days we try to arrive back at hotel before dinner.
Your safety is our top priority. Our pack tours are led by professional guides and wranglers, all of whom are first aid- and CPR-certified, with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact Kenny Low at 406-486-5007 or email Kenny@Klazy3SummerAdventures.com
Your pack trip will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness, hunting and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes.
The standard group size on our pack trips is 4 guests and 1 guide, with a maximum of 10 guests and 2 guides. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 406-486-5007 and we’ll answer all your questions.
Age restrictions are as follows:
- 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
- 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis
Being a northern mountain environment, this Wilderness is prone to sudden temperature and weather shifts. This is an exciting aspect of being in the mountains. June has the potential for snow, especially at higher elevations. The rest of the summer, you’re likely to get rained on at least once during your trip. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely. See below for average summer temperatures for the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex:
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