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Offline cloudcult

Montana Great Divide -- with a Chariot
« on: June 11, 2014, 01:41:27 pm »
I have not been able to find helpful information about doing the Montana portion of the Great Divide with a loaded Chariot.

I understand that the difficult sections like near Rimini and Fleecer probably won't work, but any input on the other areas?

The main issues I'm wondering about is single track and particularly steep or rocky sections.

I have the map, which gives some hints on steepness but not on trail width.

Since we have a baby and live nearby we are doing to do it in weekend chunks -- probably starting on the section from Swan south to Seeley.

Thanks for any input.

Offline beloh21

Re: Montana Great Divide -- with a Chariot
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 08:01:01 pm »
It's been a couple of years since I rode that section. The descent down Richmond Peak into Seeley is rough but if you go slow it should be OK.  Fleecer ridge is probably too steep to ride with a kid in a trailer. 

Offline sfuller

Re: Montana Great Divide -- with a Chariot
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 01:27:09 pm »
Slightly late to the party on this one, so you may have already started your quest.

There are some sections of single track on various sections of the route, along with quite a few sections of rough road and the occasional washout. This summer, there was a short singletrack connection as we worked our way from Holland Lake Campground towards Clearwater Lake, as well as washed out section of road that required some pushing of our bikes. The good news is that there are ways around those sections, but they might involve more climb or distance.

Offline cloudcult

Re: Montana Great Divide -- with a Chariot
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 03:27:59 pm »
Thanks, sfuller. I ended up biking a good deal of the route in Montana this summer, almost all of it with a loaded Chariot, and I did not encounter any problems. The hardest part was that part you mention between Holland and Clearwater, but it was not that big of a deal.

Still have Rimini and Fleecer to do, however.