Montana

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Montana

Millions of acres of scenic landscape and a seemingly endless sky cause locals to fondly refer to the Treasure State as "The Last Best Place". Wide open spaces and natural beauty all around, Montanans are a proud people with great respect for the environment and an abundance of rugged individualism. This is a state embracing both conservative and progressive values. Cowboys, fly fisherman, hippies, ski bums, and intellectuals all hang together in harmonious cohesion and find community in diverse pursuits. This is one state where it isn't all about money--everyone seems to understand that the greatest treasures in Montana can't be bought. From the glacier capped Rocky Mountains in the western part of the state, to the flat, prairie and plains in the east, Montana's topography provides vast opportunity to get explore the imposing landscape where "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."--Norman McClean

 
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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

With access to more than three million acres of national parks, world class skiing, alpine hiking, white water rafting, horseback riding, ATV trip , hunting, huckleberry picking, rock climbing, camping, cycling, and the states beloved--almost religious fly fishing culture, Montana reigns as one of the most pristine wilderness playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts.

Glacier National Park

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Seven hundred miles and a million acres of hiking and horseback riding trails, glacier-carved peaks, grazing mountain goats, a "Sacred Dancing Lake", gray wolf, cougar and grizzly bear stomping grounds, and deep valleys form the what native Americas called "the backbone of the world" long before Lewis & Clark arrived in 1806. Avalanche slopes and alpine meadows covered in wildflowers with names like bear grass, shooting stars and Indian paintbrush contribute to the diversity and beauty of this Rocky Mountain paradise. Often impossible to pass in late fall to early spring, visiting just before Memorial Day or just after Labor Day provides all of the glory of this serene oasis with few of the crowd disturbances.

GOING TO THE SUN ROAD
 

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fly fishing

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

Henry David Thoreau

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MONTANA ANGLER FLY FISHING

76 Lucille Lane
Bozeman, Montana 59718

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paws up Smoked salmon spread

This salmon spread satisfies hungry before dinner ATV riders, white water rafters, cattle drivers, fly fishermen, and readers perched all day on a hammock strung between lodgepole pine trees equally. The secret to this best you have ever had salmon spread is using hot smoked salmon. Easy to whip together in under ten minutes, this is a pretty in pink plate as worthy of serving alongside champagne at a Newport mansion as it is under the canopy of a Big Sky starry night with copper mugs filled with huckleberry Moscow Mules.

 
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The Resort at Paws up

Nestled in among 37,000 acres and 10 miles of the Blackfoot River, this working Montana ranch is home to 300 head of elk, hundreds of Black Angus cows, bald eagle nests, beaver dams, black bears, moose, antelope, grouse, pheasants, mountain lions, and American bison.

From cowboy poetry, chuckwagons, and cattle drives to cliff rappelling, sporting clays shooting, whitewater rafting, ATV riding, archery, and guided fly fishing, this luxury wild west outpost is an adventure seeker's paradise.

 
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Stay

The Resort at Paws Up   

40060 Paws Up Road
Greenough, Montana 59823
(406) 244-5200

The Ranch at Rock Creek

79 Carriage House Lane
Philipsburg, Montana 59858
1-877-786-1545

Triple Creek Ranch

5551 West Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829
406-821-4600 

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Eat

BIG DIPPER ICE CREAM  631 South Higgins, Missoula, Montana 59801

DOUBLE FRONT CAFE (fried chicken)
122 W. Alder Street, Missoula, Montana 59802

BIGA PIZZA 241 West Main Street, Missoula, MT 59801

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Read

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
by Michael Dorris

Young Men & Fire
by Norman Maclean

Work Song
by Ivan Doig

The Blind Corral
by Ralph Beer

Legends of the Fall
by Jim Harrison

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See

A River Runs Through It

The Horse Whisperer

The River Wild

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Don't Miss

GARNET GHOST TOWN

3255 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, Montana 59804

 

MISSOULA'S SATURDAY MARKET

1119 West Kent Avenue
Missoula, Montana 59801

MONTANA STATE FAIR RODEO

1101 South Ave West
Missoula, Montana 59801

 

HUCKLEBERRY PICKING (AUG/SEPT)

BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS OUTFITTERS

FLOATING ON THE CLARK FORK RIVER MISSOULA  (bring your own tube)

COHO SALMON SPAWNING

 

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