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Montana Snowpack, 26 March, 2018

On Sunday morning the forecast was for a sunny, warm week. Time to open up the cabin, we thought. So, up we went to the cabin that very morning and set it all up. Turned on the water, electricity, internet, … Continue reading

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The Missoula Flats

While we have a magnificent view looking West from our deck in Missoula, yesterday Gail, her mom, and I decided to drive out to Bitterroots (the mountains we see looking West) to see what the view was like looking back … Continue reading

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We’re Moved In – Finally!

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Bullwinkle – This Morning @7:45 AM

OK, so this Ol’ Boy strolled by us this morning, came up the stairs into our backyard, out to the meadow and then sauntered past the other cabins. A sort of, “Bears! Gimme a break. I, Bullwinkle, Am the TRUE … Continue reading

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A Hawk Moth – Uncommon but not rare

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First Moose Seen This Season

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Sunshine On Rock Creek

Happiness is early morning sun on the bunkhouse deck. Now, I’m not a big fan of selfies, but Gail’s smile is worth it – even tho’ the river is blown out.

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Winter Wildlife – 2016/2017

From our game camera this last winter: apart from bears in our apple tree, numerous deer, the only wildlife of note was a cougar, a fox, a hare, and a one antlered deer. Oh, and two Sasquatch disguised as hikers.

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Clinch Knots on #18 flies and #6 tippet.

For really small flies, #6 tippets, fat fingers, bad eyesight, or stiff cold hands this tool looks to be the cat’s pajamas. Just ordered one from Amazon to test it out – $14.95. Will test it out and report back. … Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes – Part II

The other day I went golfing for the first time this year. Did pretty well – played nine holes (the back nine) and shot a 38. The weather was gorgeous – 60+ degrees, clear as a bell. Woke up this … Continue reading

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