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Big Snowy Mountains

Guest opinion: Proposed BLM land exchange a good deal for all recreationalists

Montana outdoor enthusiasts have it pretty good. With over 32 million acres of state and federal land open to all sorts of recreational opportunities, we truly are an outdoors mecca.

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Big Snowy Mountains map

Big Snowy Mountains map

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Fish and Wildlife Commission OKs purchase of Big Snowy access site

Fish and Wildlife Commission OKs purchase of Big Snowy access site

In what’s being hailed as an unusually quick and quality acquisition, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday approved FWP’s purchase of 40 acres in Fergus County that will provide access to 18,000 acres in the Big Snowy Mountains via Red Hill Road.

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Big Snowy Mountain moose

Big Snowy Mountain moose

A moose wanders through the woods just off Red Hill Road, which will access a new Fish, Wildlife and Parks site.

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Big Snowies

Big Snowies

The Big Snowy Mountains rise in the distance in this view from the Alaska Bench Road looking back toward Half Moon Pass and Big Baldy mountain. The new FWP access is roughly in the middle of the photo.

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Access to the Snowies

Access to the Snowies

The Big Snowy Mountains rise in the distance in this view from the Alaska Bench Road looking back toward Half Moon Pass and Big Baldy mountain. The new FWP access is roughly in the middle of the photo.

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Big Snowy land acquisition subject of Sept. 26 meeting

A proposal to acquire and manage 40 acres in the Big Snowy Mountains will be the subject of public meeting on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. hosted by Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

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Chippewa Cree tribe declares flooding disaster

Chippewa Cree tribe declares flooding disaster

HAVRE — Parts of northern and central Montana have seen more rain in the past two weeks than in a normal year, leading the Chippewa Cree Tribe to declare a disaster on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation swamped by widespread flooding.

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Big Snowy Mountains rebuff 1st backpacking exploration

Big Snowy Mountains rebuff 1st backpacking exploration

DRY POLE CREEK -- One of my many genetic flaws is that I feel the need to keep pushing onward when good sense would suggest that I halt or turn back. I call it the pioneer gene, one passed down from my Scandinavian great-grandparents who may have defied good sense to homestead in Montana in …

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Group dinner

Group dinner

Evan Holmstrom, Madison Unsworth and Sara Meloy enjoy a laugh at dinnertime. The Citizen Science Program provides the meal for its volunteers.

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Map info

Map info

Evan Holmstrom and Madison Unsworth check out a quad map of the Dry Pole Creek drainage on Saturday morning before deciding on a route.

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Castle rock

Castle rock

A limestone cliff resembles a turreted castle built atop the steep slopes along Dry Pole Creek.

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Butterfly blossom

Butterfly blossom

A butterly clings to a harebell blossom in a meadow.

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Meadow rest

Meadow rest

Madison Unsworth, left, and Evan Holmstrom enjoy the view from their meadow campsite along Dry Pole Creek in the Big Snowy Mountains on Saturday.

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Hang 'em high

Hang 'em high

Evan Holmstrom, Madison Unsworth, Gilia Patterson and Kay Satre hang food bags from a tree before setting off for a morning hike.

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The Snowies

The Snowies

The Big Snowy Mountains rise behind a golden field of wheat along Sipple Road. This view shows the mountains as seen from the northwest.

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We're here

We're here

Group leader Sara Meloy looks at a map with volunteers Gilia Patterson and her father, Dave Patterson, all of Missoula.

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Scratching post

Scratching post

Kay Satre, Madison Unsworth and Sara Meloy inspect a lodgepole that seems to have been used as a scratching post by a bear and possibly a mountain lion.

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Photos from a backpacking trip into the Big Snowy Mountains.

August 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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