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By Roger Dey
Blackfoot Valley Dispatch 

Bob Marshall Wildernesses Open a test of skill, endurance and self


Roger Dey

Abel Estaban, Karen and Lou Acosta and their dog Kalope get ready to head into The Bob.

Crossing the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex over the Memorial Day weekend may seem like a bad idea, but for a small group of ultralight backpackers the challenges it presents is the very reason to go.

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Open got its start in 2012 when Dave Chenault, a social worker who evaluates and writes about lightweight backpack equipment. According to his website, Bedrocks and Pa...

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