- 1 Former West High teacher, coach indicted on 23 counts of exploitation, pornography
- 2 Young girl who fell to death in Yellowstone was 8-year-old from California
- 3 Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters
- 4 Yellowstone County Sheriff’s sergeant on leave pending investigation
- 5 Man charged with endangerment; baby in car had temperature of 108
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The Great Old Broads for Wilderness volunteered to work on the Gallatin National Forest’s Lava Lake Trail last Friday. Members of the group include, from left, Suez Jacobson, Helen Kiefer, Donna LaCasse, Nancy Ostlie, JoLynn Jarboe, Laurie Kerr and Di Allison.
Shelley Silbert, at left, is the executive director of the Great Old Broads. Rose Chilcoat is the associate director. The two admit that being older and women does carry some advantages when they lobby for wilderness designations.
The N Bar Ranch, owned by the Wilks brothers, is headquartered along Flatwillow Creek in Fergus County.
Landowners Farris Wilks, left, and John Swanz talk to the Private Land/Public Wildlife Council during a meeting in Lewistown in March.
The historic N Bar Ranch is located in Fergus County along Flatwillow Creek and at the base of the Little Snowy Mountains. In the background are the Big Snowy Mountains.
Double-barreled shotguns rest on a stand next to the table where shooters load their weapons before each round.
A wide, rolling meadow of grass turned golden by the summer sun provides a foreground to the north end of the Crazy Mountains, seen in this view from the top of the Castle Mountains.
The old mining town of Castle stands on private land, although it can be viewed from a county road.
The Red Ants Pants Music Festival is set in a farmer’s field west of White Sulphur Springs with the Castle Mountains forming a backdrop to the stage.
A short hike up from Richardson Creek provides access to this large meadow. The trail in the foreground drops down to Grasshopper Creek. The trail is on the north side of the Castle Mountains.
Soda Butte Creek flows from just outside of Cooke City in the Beartooth Mountains into Yellowstone National Park, where it is one of the tributaries to the Lamar River.
Protecting Yellowstone cutthroat trout habitat in Soda Butte Creek may mean removing all brook trout via poison.
Stained rocks are one of the most visible relics of the heavy iron content that old mine tailings leached into Soda Butte Creek.
This is what the old McLaren Mill site looked like in 2012. This month, work is being done to rehabilitate the site with plantings of grass, trees and shrubs.
Sizable blisters on a fellow hiker’s foot like this one kept French from playing the sympathy card.
Cabela’s 100 liter XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) internal frame backpack took a beating while hauling a heavy load.
The view of the Yellowstone River from the suspension bridge near the Hellroaring Creek trailhead highlights the difficult terrain and rapids below where a Georgia man went missing on Monday.
Cars are backed up at Long Lake last year as traffic narrowed to one lane as the bridge across the lake's outlet was being rebuilt.
Two chapters of Safari Club International squared off at the Fish and Wildlife Commission hearing on Thursday in a bidding war for the right to auction off a mountain goat tag.
Scott Bosse carries his backpack down the Lodgepole Creek Trail into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, one of many beautiful tracts of federal land in Montana.
Far below a pack bridge, the South Fork of the Flathead River courses through a narrow gorge. The bridge was a good spot for Jared White to pose for a photo with his fellow packrafters last week.
Jared White, Erin Madison and Bill Cunningham walk their boats around a log jam on the South Fork of the Flathead River in mid-July.
Easily missed by some boaters, the take out here sign signals the start of the 4-mile-long Meadow Creek Gorge which contains rapids rated for advanced or expert boaters only.
Jared White steers past whitewater during the fourth day of his five day trip down the South Fork of the Flathead River in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. His pack is lashed to the front of his boat to somewhat counterbalance his weight in the back.
A hiker pulls his kayak up the trail to the head of Meadow Creek Gorge for a wild ride down the whitewater stretch of river.
Scott Bosse paddles upstream to reach a rendezvous with his fellow boaters during a five-day trip into the wilderness section of the South Fork of the Flathead River. Other packrafters, not with Bosse, get ready to depart in the background.
Dust from the trail darkens Jared White’s calves above his sock line after he changed footwear to cross Youngs Creek.
After Babcock and Jenny creeks joined to form Youngs Creek, packrafters inflated their boats and lashed their packs to the rafts to begin their float. They went only about 80 yards before having to portage around the first of many log jams.
Chris Solomon casts to westslope cutthroat trout rising in a wooded bend of the South Fork of the Flathead River.
Packrafts are inflated by a fabric bag from which the air is squeezed, as Bill Cunningham demonstrates. Once nearly full, the rafts are tightened by blowing into separate valves.
Packrafting can be a wet ride on splashy water. Erin Madison dries her damp clothing out at camp in a well-positioned pine tree.
Although small, packrafts are incredibly durable and well-engineered for their task. Left to right Erin Madison, Bill Cunningham and Jared White enjoy a leisurely section of the South Fork of the Flathead River below the Big Prairie pack bridge.
By lashing his backpack to the packraft with the shoulder straps up, packrafter Scott Bosse of Bozeman hauls his boat and pack in one piece. Chris Solomon, at right, chose to take his pack off the boat for this portage.
Wildland fires have scorched many stands of trees along the South Fork of the Flathead River, providing an eerie backdrop to Jared White’s float.
Log jams are the most frequent cause of portages on the South Fork of the Flathead River. This one is just below Gordon Creek, a popular put in for boaters packing in from Holland Lake.
A spray skirt and inflatable seat cushion help keep packrafters drier and more comfortable as they float.
The South Fork of the Flathead River is born in the Bob Marshall Wilderness and flows into Hungry Horse Reservoir near the town of Columbia Falls.
Wilderness areas protect watersheds vital to agriculture, communities and fisheries.
Bill Cunningham poses members of his packrafting trip for a photo at the takeout above Meadow Creek Gorge.
After a 70-mile trip through the Bob Marshall Wilderness earlier this month, Bill Cunningham loads up his pack for a shuttle ride from the trailhead.
With his hiking boots hanging around his neck, Cunningham wades through Youngs Creek in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, followed by Erin Madison.
After two hard days of hiking and packrafting, Cunningham takes a dinner break along the banks of Youngs Creek in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Studying a topographic map and his GPS, Cunningham relaxes in a meadow below Hole in the Wall Cave.
The sun breaks over the rim of the mountains along the South Fork of the Sun River in the Bob Marshall Wilderness earlier this month.
Wilderness areas are important habitat for species like this mule deer doe, as well as elk, grizzly and black bears.
With a mustard packet in one hand and some turkey jerky in the other, Cunningham takes a break for a lunchtime snack along the Youngs Pass trail.
Folded into a tiny packraft, Cunningham starts out his 56-mile float on the South Fork of the Flathead River drainage by launching on Youngs Creek with fellow packrafter Chris Solomon.
Big Salmon Lake is the largest lake in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Peaks from the Swan Range loom in the background.
Wildflowers bloom in an avalanche chute in the Bob Marshall Wilderness as a haze of wildland fire smoke hangs over the mountain tops.
Youngs Creek provided cool relief to Cunningham and his fellow backpackers as they trekked into the Bob Marshall Wilderness.