Tag Archives: Montana

Flathead River Fly Fishing

This photo album contains images I captured on our July 2017 float trip fly fishing the middle fork of the Flathead River. Our guide was Chris from Glacier Anglers near the West Glacier N.P. entrance.

We floated 12 miles of the river in one full day and were mesmerized by the angry and hungry Cutthroat trout (barbless hooks and catch and release ONLY),  Mountain goats as well!!!

A fantastic day in Montana!!!

CLICK ON The IMAGE BELOW to go to the photo album.

 

Flathead River - Middle Fork


 

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Cattle Kingdom – The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton – A Review by Bill Dahl

I have read extensively about the history of the American West. It’s a book like Cattle Kingdom that excites me about the fact that the myths that oftentimes inhabit our historical understanding  – can and will be displaced – and rewritten – when exquisitely talented authors like Christopher Knowlton take the reins.

Cattle Kingdom

The depth and breadth of the research that this work contains supports the authors thesis – confirming that history is subject to unearthing new and yet unrevealed discoveries – that can provide the sinew for a new understanding. Knowlton unequivocally demonstrates this unique  journalistic talent. Knowlton’s prose and storytelling ability are hypnotic and mesmerizing.

This is distinctly not a story that requires a preference for tales about the American West. The manner in which Knowlton weaves his story – and brings life to the characters and context – will draw readers who simply desire a really, really good book.

I must admit I had some reluctance deciding whether or not to purchase this volume. I overcame that and am really glad I did.

Many aspects of this book will bring tears to your eyes, ripping your heart apart. You’ll get angry and disgusted. The drama that Knowlton brings to life is addictive…it’s a page turning pleasure. The decimation of the Bison herds had me smelling the carnage that Knowlton described.

For those with an affinity for garnering a better understanding of the American cowboy, the influences in the development of the American West, the cattle industry, the origins of the nature of land ownership in the Western U.S. psyche, the influence of capital in the development of the American West, the beef industry, conservation, wildlife management – and – again – those who desire to be immersed in a truly fascinating true tale – well – this book is for you.

I honestly can’t imagine anyone selecting this book to devour and not coming away completely satisfied about their decision.

Frankly, I urge you to select Christopher Knowlton as your guide to the hidden history of the cowboy West. You’ll be delighted you did. Trust me…believe me…A PHENOMENAL BOOK!!!

YEEHAW!!!

Beartooth Highway

The following photo album captures the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway and Beartooth Highway/Pass – a two day journey over (Cody, Wyoming to Red Lodge Montana) and back during late June 2017.

The Beartooth Highway is a National Scenic Byways All-American Road.  This 68 mile byway winds its way through southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming . The summit is 10,947 feet elevation. One section of U.S. Route 212 between Red Lodge, Montana and Cooke City, Montana, is the highest elevation highway in Wyoming (10,947 feet) and Montana (10,350 feet), and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies.

These are high quality images NOT intended to be viewed on a cell phone. These are copyrighted images and ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

You can CLICK HERE to go to the photo album – then – CLICK SLIDESHOW or go to FULL SCREEN…or…CLICK on the IMAGE BELOW to go to the photo album…ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Copyright 2017.

Beartooth Pass


 

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