Packrafting Montana's Wilderness

This summer a packrafting adventure in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Area proved more exciting than planned when the Bear Creek wildfire escalated from 40 to 4000 acres over the course of only four hours. The Wild Confluence film-team was 6 miles from the fire that had flame lengths exceeding 200 feet when they received news that their exit point was on fire. At that point, the only way out was to hike 30 miles in the opposite direction over a high Western pass. Luke Kantola, co-founder of adventure film company, Wild Confluence, reflects on the experience through images captured on the trip.

By: Luke Kantola

Be sure to check out the full film under our Media page: "Listen to the River"