Tag Archives: Montana

Coda: the Dakotas and East

With the weight of Glacier National Park and its surroundings sitting feather-like in our thoughts and on our shoulders, we drove eastward through Montana and on to North Dakota. The immense plateaus of eastern Montana were especially dry, and recent … Continue reading

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We-Who-Went-to-the-Sun (and-Weren’t-Eclipsed!)

“A national park highway should have not only fine natural scenery, but exhibitions of ingenious engineering skill. It should have at least a few tunnels, galleries, terraces, bridges, hairpin turns, and all that sort of thing– to produce the surprises, … Continue reading

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Big Sky, Big Rivers

[In which the lands and waters of western Montana are reflected in the 5th post of my series entitled “Top of the Rockies.” I’ve decided that I’ll need to do an additional post or two, concluding with Glacier National Park … Continue reading

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Rivertops West

On July 13, two residents from western New York State, plus four fly rods and reels, and other assorted camping gear, will be headed for the Rocky Mountains. Actually we’ll start our explorations in Alamogordo, New Mexico with a brief … Continue reading

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Coming Off Montana

A couple of things announced their need for me to post this item. I was dreaming of another fishing visit to the western part of the country, knowing that it had to be on hold. Also, I had just finished … Continue reading

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Big Sky Ramble (2)

At Wisdom, Montana the Big Hole River is a small hole stream. The lady at the Trading Post said, “Hell yeah, there’s grayling here. Go try at the bridge on the edge of town.” The river didn’t look too promising … Continue reading

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Big Sky Ramble (1)

Every time I glance at this blog site’s header photo I’m reminded of Montana. In this post, and the next, I’ll provide a thumb-nail sketch of my solo jaunt through southwestern Montana in July 2010. Please join me as I … Continue reading

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