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Fording South Fork of the Flathead River

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Fording South Fork of the Flathead River
Extended trips into the Bob Marshall are often done on horseback supported by pack string. Here a pack string fords the South Fork of the Flathead River at Black Bear Creek.

Photo July 1971 by Fred Spicker


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My Grandfather crossed this same area with his packstring for over 25 years as he guided in the Black Bear Creek area.

He was known as thw "short-string packer" as his pack string was rarely over 8 horses long.

I really wonder if this is isn't him?

Thanks for the memory!

Was this photo taken in July or sumbitted then?
Posted May 22, 2008 11:13 pm

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Fred SpickerSubmitted by Fred Spicker
on Sep 6, 2006 8:14 pm

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