Welcome to Chaffin Camp

This website exists in honor of Allen and Mildred Chaffin, their family, friends and admirers. Allen and Mildred operated the Bar UC outfitting/packing/guiding operation in the Bob Marshall Wilderness from the mid 1940s to the late 1960s. Mildred wrote about her accounts during this time and published numerous books, most of which are available here online.

Mildred and Allen in 1993 at Yvonne and Jerry's place on the Gallatin River near Bozeman, Montana. Allen Chaffin was born in the Bitterroot Valley south of Missoula, Montana in 1918. Mildred (Palmer Morkert) Chaffin was born in Evaro, Montana north of Missoula in 1908. Their experiences of twentieth century life in Montana are related Mildred's writing and interviews and tell us much about Montana's first century of statehood.