Section One: Clark Canyon Reservoir to Conner, Montana: 119 miles
In August of 2002 I set out to walk this route. I broke the trip down into three separate pieces. One, hiking 27 miles from the Big Hole National Monument east to Wisdom and then south to the town Jackson. Two, hiking 52 miles from Jackson south to the historic town of Bannack, Montana and then southwest out of the big hole and to the town of Grant, Montana before turning east and finishing at the Clark Canyon Dam. Three, hiking 40 miles starting at the Big Hole National Monument and heading west to Gibbons pass, on the Continental Divide and then down to Sula, Montana and on to Conner, Montana.