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Bob Marshall Wilderness

Volcano Reef: Blackleaf Creek opens Front door

Volcano Reef: Blackleaf Creek opens Front door

BYNUM — The Rocky Mountain Front has a few front doors, and they’re doozies.

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Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake

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An unnamed lake in the Bob Marshall Wilderness

An unnamed lake in the Bob Marshall Wilderness

An unnamed lake in the Bob Marshall Wilderness makes a great rest stop on the way to Pyramid Lake. Hold out for the bigger basin, which features a look into the vast interior of the 1 million-acre wilderness complex.

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Pyramid Lake: A good first taste of Bob Marshall Wilderness

Pyramid Lake: A good first taste of Bob Marshall Wilderness

SEELEY LAKE — Close enough to host a bachelor party, but far enough to experience the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Pyramid Lake serves many people their first taste of Montana’s backcountry.

June 26, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Top of the wall

Top of the wall

The Chinese Wall is the most popular destination for backpackers in the eastern side of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

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Guest opinion: Heritage Act would continue bipartisan conservation

Guest opinion: Heritage Act would continue bipartisan conservation

For over 60 years, the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association has served as an important voice for the outfitting industry and as a key partner in decisions that effect management of public land and wildlife resources. We are proud to represent over 200 member businesses across the state.…

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Wildlife panel endorses Rocky Mountain Front act

HELENA — Montana fish and wildlife commissioners are endorsing federal legislation to expand protections along the Rocky Mountain Front.

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Looking north

Looking north

From the Chinese Wall looking north provides views of the Cliff Mountain-Moose Creek divide.

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Looking south

Looking south

From Larch Hill Pass looking south along the Chinsee Wall provides this stunning view.

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Hike to the clouds

Hike to the clouds

Hikers travel up the trail into the Bob Marshall Wilderness last year as part of a trip with Dropstone outfitting. The company offers horses to carry backpacking gear so hikers are load-free.

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Hauling your gear

Hauling your gear

Maggie Carr leads a string of horses into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. As Dropstone’s co-owner, Carr takes care of the horses as well as prepares dinners.

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Wilderness guide service offers horses to pack hikers’ gear

Wilderness guide service offers horses to pack hikers’ gear

For many outdoorsy folks, the worst part about backpacking is all that gear they have to carry: a sleeping bag, tent, rain jacket, cook kit, food, water, sleeping pad and spare clothes, to name some of the basics. All of that stuff can quickly add up to 30 to 50 pounds.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High country

High country

Although hikers don’t have to carry their packs on Dropstone trips, they still cover a lot of ground to get to spots that allow horse camping. This shot was taken in the Birch Creek area, one of Carr’s favorite spots.

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Missoula pianist puts music to long-lost silent film on Montana wildlands

Missoula pianist puts music to long-lost silent film on Montana wildlands

A picture is worth a thousand words, but how does that work out in musical notes?

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Rugged Montana country and elk hunt are a timeless allure

Rugged Montana country and elk hunt are a timeless allure

BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS — Here along the Continental Divide on wintry mornings, the horses accepted their saddles and chilled steel bits fatalistically. But canvas tents and wood stoves were all that separated us from the snow and single-digit cold, and when we stepped outside at 5:30 to beg…

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Big country

Big country

Hunters make their way across an open, grassy area favored by elk in the Bob Marshall Wilderness during an elk hunt in October.

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Former PSC member dies in accident in Africa

HELENA — Bob Anderson, a leading Montana conservationist and a former state public service commissioner, died in a rollover accident Friday in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa.

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Great Falls man airlifted from Gibson Reservoir after being kicked by a mule

HELENA — A 68-year-old Great Falls man who was kicked in the back by a mule and unable to move was airlifted by Mercy Flight Saturday afternoon from the Gibson Reservoir.

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Forest Service, other workers learn traditional skills for wilderness

Forest Service, other workers learn traditional skills for wilderness

MONTURE CREEK – Want to know how to lift a 1,000-pound bridge span across a creek without messing up the wilderness?

September 12, 2013 9:03 am Photos

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New evidence found in Marine’s wilderness death

New evidence found in Marine’s wilderness death

HELENA — Investigators searching for more clues in the death of the a Marine and three-time Iraq War veteran found a bullet and possible skull fragments last week in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said.

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