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Brook Trout on the Fly

Apologies for the shaky video; it’s hard to juggle a camera and land a fish with a 9 foot fly rod!

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Last Dance with White Wolf: Conclusion

“Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after”. Henry David Thoreau Got up and around by 8:00 on day 4. My plan was to keep this a low travel day, and I had plenty of spots within a mile or so from camp. I had been thinking […]

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Last Dance with White Wolf: Day 3

“Next to prayer, fishing is the most personal relationship of man”. Herbert Hoover. I woke feeling a little better on Friday. I could still feel the blisters on my feet, but they didn’t hurt enough to discourage me from the prospect of hiking a couple miles up the river. I ate some breakfast mix, packed […]

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Last Dance with White Wolf: Day 2

“Yosemite… is the most beautiful place in the world”.  Theodore Roosevelt, 1903. Most people (rightly) think that camping in the wilderness is a great escape from the clatter and clamor of traffic and crowds, and a chance to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.  But in my case, I’m camping next to a river […]

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Last Dance with White Wolf: Day 1

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity…” –John Muir, 1898 If you followed any of last year’s Montana Diaries, you know that I had planned another week-long fly fishing trip to Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness.  For a variety […]

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Montana Diaries, Miscellaneous

The Montana Diaries, Supplemental Forrest Rangers and Bears On my way out I decided to stop by the Ranger Station to see the place I had been calling for the past year to get updates.  It was a sprawling campus with dorms, a mess hall, heavy equipment and administration buildings. It was now 5:00 and […]

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The Montana Diaries, Day 8, August 5, 2011 – The Hike Out

This day had been in the back of my mind since the hike in. I hadn’t forgotten about the physical demands of the eleven mile trek of day two, and I was less rested than I was then. I didn’t need to be at the airport in Missoula for two more days, but I wanted […]

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The Montana Diaries, Day 7, August 4, 2011

I wanted this day to be low impact so I could be well rested for the hike out tomorrow. There was still a good looking stretch of water on the other side of the bridge that I hadn’t tried yet and it was pretty easy to access.  I didn’t get up and around too early […]

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The Montana Diaries, Day 6, August 3, 2011

A strange noise woke me up around midnight. It sounded like a stampede of six or more horses running past my tent towards the coral and then off into the distance. But there were no pack animals spending the night there. They weren’t deer; those are a little more graceful and they tend to bound […]

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The Montana Diaries, 2011 Day 5, August 2, 2011

I woke up last night to hear something grazing about 10 feet from my tent. Fortunately it was just a mule who was minding his own business. I had some deer very near the tent a couple nights earlier but a quick smack on the tent wall sent them running. About six o’clock I heard […]

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