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The Extreme Plein Air V 9.0

Thank you for your interest in this hike! Unfortunately, this is an OLD hike. Please revisit our Current Hiking Schedule to select an alternative hike.

Date: SundayAug 20, 2017 through ThursdayAug 24, 2017 (Multi-Day Hike)
Rating: Difficult - Experienced hikers only
Leader: Sandy Compton
Directions to Trailhead or Meeting Location:

Note: Please read the description carefully. Please write to the hike leader to apply to go on this trip. There is a group size limit of 8, including the leader, and at the time of this post, only a few spots remain. Dates for this hike are flexible and may slide one or two days later, depending on the will and makeup of the group. This hike will begin at the hike leader's house at 124 Montana Highway 200, 9 miles east of Clark Fork. It is suggested that participants camp there the night before the hike begins in order to ensure an early start the next day.

Hike Description:

alpineThis one is for visual artists who want to take their passion a little farther — and carry it on their back. Plan for 5 days and four nights in the Scotchman “outback” with ample time to paint, draw or sketch between some gnarly cross-country backpacking. Our plan this year is a foray into the West Fork of Blue Creek to the vicinity of Scotchman II for a look at a little lake not many folks visit.

This is a strenuous adventure with a limited number of spaces. Artists should be prepared to carry all the food and gear necessary for a four night stay in the back country as well as supplies with which to paint, draw or otherwise capture the beauty of the wildest part of the Scotchman Peaks.