By Henry Netherland

SSHS students trek through the Bob Marshall Wilderness


Provided by Oskar Murphy

Four Seeley-Swan High School students, and one family member recently completed a 70-mile trek through the Bob Marshall Wilderness earlier in July. The students ventured through the wilderness without adult accompaniment. From left are Will Batchelder, Crystal Lopez, Eric Lorentz, Asa Batchelder, and Oskar Murphy.

SEELEY LAKE - A group of Seeley-Swan High School students traveled around 70 miles in 10 days by foot through the Bob Marshall Wilderness as part of their own independent expedition. The group included recent graduate Eric Lorentz and incoming seniors Crystal Lopez, Oskar Murphy, Will Batchelder and his cousin Asa from Sandpoint, Idaho.

The group left Sunday, July 4 from Holland Lake and returned Tuesday, July 13 via the Benchmark Creek Trail ending in Augusta. Murphy estimated that they traveled seven or eight miles daily. Their bags weighed roughly 75 pounds each going in but as they went...

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