MOHAB 2014: Expedition Introduction

We are in the final days of preparing for a packrafting expedition through the Bob Marshall Wilderness with Montana BSA Venturing Crew One (http://www.crew1.org) of Bozeman, Montana. We hit the trail on June 29.

We’re attempting a circumnavigation-style trip that will include five bodies of water and an off-trail traverse of the crest of the Chinese Wall, over the course of a couple of weeks, and without resupply. The participants are 15 to 17 years old.

This will be the first two-week, 100+ mile multi-sport, human-powered high adventure expedition attempted by youth out of the new Montana BSA High Adventure Base (MOHAB | http://www.montanahighadventurebase.com), where I’ve had the privilege of participating in its program development efforts over the past few years. I’m confident that MOHAB will rapidly grow into one of the nation’s premiere BSA High Adventure Bases based on its unique remoteness, wilderness character, and packrafting opportunities. Please join in as these ambitious Venturing Scouts attempt a wilderness expedition on a scale that is foreign to most Scouts today, and one that will surely by seared into their memory and change their lives.

Enjoy live dispatches and photos via satellite from this expedition online at http://www.ryanjordan.com/ and receive updates from Twitter via @bigskyry (http://www.twitter.com/bigskyry).