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Beartooth Mountains

Successful aspen regeneration project may be trimmed

Successful aspen regeneration project may be trimmed

RED LODGE — After 24 years and an investment of almost $460,000, a unique Montana cooperative project that has regenerated aspen stands along the Beartooth Face may be finished despite definitive success.

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Fishing

Fishing

Absarokee High School student Billy Raville, volunteer Chris Clark and student Ty Phingston fish the Stillwater River during a camping trip this summer organized by their superintendent, Dusty Sturm, and retired outfitter Tom Wolfe.

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Crossing

Crossing

Tana Babb, Coby Gardiner and Tom Wolfe ride across the Stillwater River. The students had a chance to ride and hike during the adventures.

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High school students

High school students

Absarokee High School students and volunteers who took part in the Husky Wilderness Adventures were, back row, left to right: Trevor Smith, Dusty Sturm, Ty Phingston, Tom Wolfe and Josh Baldwin; front row: Darcy Sturm, Billy Raville, Maisey Sheppard, Abby Kissler, Ivory Keller and Chris Clark

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Fire talk

Fire talk

Absarokee junior high school students Samantha Hanson, Tana Babb and Rachel Braswell chat around the campfire.

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Fat fish

Fat fish

Angler Josh Baldwin reeled in this fat trout while fishing on the Stillwater River.

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Students get unique introduction to mountainous backyard

Students get unique introduction to mountainous backyard

This summer, the Absarokee superintendent of schools assigned some of his vacationing students an unusual summer project.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bear

Bear

This black bear was spotted crossing a rocky slope far from camp.

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Trout catcher

Trout catcher

Some of the students, like Josh Baldwin, really took to fishing. They got to go home with a free rod, too.

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Junior high

Junior high

Absarokee Junior High students pose for a shot. Volunteer Tom Wolfe designed the shirts they wore. Left to right are: Wolfe, Dusty Sturm, Sammantha Hanson, Cody Martin, Tana Babb, Morgan Smith, Bailey Gauthier, Coby Gardiner and Rachel Braswell.

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Trail ride

Trail ride

Morgan Smith and Rachel Braswell ride up a trail into the Beartooth Mountains this summer. Many of the trails into the Beartooths follow streams like this one.

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Have You Heard: Revamped Granary opens under new name

Have You Heard: Revamped Granary opens under new name

The former Granary restaurant reopened Monday in Billings with a revamped menu, a casual taproom for beer lovers and a new banner.

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Exploration

Exploration

This drilling site in the Custer National Forest is where Ruen Drilling is boring to remove core samples for the Stillwater Mining Co.’s expansion exploration.

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Cold, wet weekends stall Beartooth backpack plans

Cold, wet weekends stall Beartooth backpack plans

Twice my hopes to backpack in the Beartooth Mountains were dashed by cold weather, rain and the threat of snow this summer.

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So close and yet so far

So close and yet so far

Planned weekend outings into the Beartooth Mountains were twice squelched by cold, wet weather this summer.

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Gazette opinion: Keep East Rosebud Creek wild and free

Gazette opinion: Keep East Rosebud Creek wild and free

East Rosebud Creek should stay the way it is – a ribbon of clear water tumbling from the top of the Beartooth Mountains down a breathtaking valley of pine trees, deer, elk, moose and bears.

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Lynx's cousin

Lynx's cousin

A bobcat has been the closest relative to a Canada lynx that the Rocky Mountain College crew has captured on camera.

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Cute cubs

Cute cubs

Two black bear cubs climb atop a stump baited to attract a wolverine.

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Black bear

Black bear

A black bear was lured into a camera trap set to capture photos of lynx or wolverines in the Beartooth Mountains this summer. The work is part of a study by Rocky Mountain College students to identify whether lynx and wolverines are using the area, and what areas they are in.

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Capturing photographs of lynx, wolverine proving tough for students

Capturing photographs of lynx, wolverine proving tough for students

Taking photographs of camera-shy Canada lynx and wolverines is tough, but it’s even more difficult when the camera is placed at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet or deep in the underbrush of the Beartooth Mountains.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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