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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.

July 28, 2014 8:38 am Photos

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Bountiful beargrass bloom underway this year in Montana

Bountiful beargrass bloom underway this year in Montana

LOLO PASS — The closing act of an outstanding beargrass performance awaits anyone willing to travel 6,000 feet above sea level.

July 27, 2014 9:44 pmLoading…
Milltown the backdrop for governor's message on forest health, parks, timber mills

Milltown the backdrop for governor's message on forest health, parks, timber mills

BONNER – Looking over the bluff at Milltown State Park, Gov. Steve Bullock said a new state forestry management effort should improve more than just timberlands.

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Milltown the backdrop for governor's message on forest health, parks, timber mills

BONNER – Looking over the bluff at Milltown State Park, Gov. Steve Bullock said a new state forestry management effort should improve more than just timberlands.

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Jewel Basin Hiking Area

Jewel Basin Hiking Area

With 27 named lakes to choose from, the Jewel Basin Hiking Area provides backcountry experiences for a weekday or a week’s worth of exploration. It’s located in the Swan Mountains just east of Bigfork.

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Jewel Basin Hiking Area: Drive the climb to high mountain lakes

Jewel Basin Hiking Area: Drive the climb to high mountain lakes

BIGFORK — The “high” part of high mountain lakes can discourage some hikers, so that’s where the Jewel Basin comes in handy.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Triple Divide: Centerpiece jewel in the Crown

Triple Divide: Centerpiece jewel in the Crown

ST. MARY — Glacier National Park’s Triple Divide area holds the centerpiece jewel in the Crown of the Continent. What it lacks in tourist attention, it makes up for in geographic significance.

July 24, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Glacier Park rangers kill black bear that frightened picnickers

Glacier Park rangers kill black bear that frightened picnickers

WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park rangers had to kill a black bear that had become too accustomed to raiding picnic areas.

July 22, 2014 2:16 pmLoading…
Dealmaker: Protecting Flathead, other borderlands 'twice as much work'

Dealmaker: Protecting Flathead, other borderlands 'twice as much work'

MISSOULA — The Flathead River pays no heed to the guard stations on either side of the U.S.-Canadian border as it flows along the spine of the Rocky Mountains.

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Boy, family survive water accidents in Glacier National Park

Boy, family survive water accidents in Glacier National Park

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK — Two families were involved in water-related accidents in separate parts of Glacier National Park on Tuesday, but all escaped injury.

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FWS director defends decisions on wolverines, wolves

FWS director defends decisions on wolverines, wolves

MISSOULA — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe defended his agency’s commitment to strong science Monday in light of recent controversies over wolverine and wolf protection.

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Medicine Grizzly Lake

Medicine Grizzly Lake

Medicine Grizzly Lake shimmers below the trail to Triple Divide Pass in Glacier National Park. Water landing on different slopes of nearby Triple Divide Peak flows into the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico or Hudson Bay — a unique spot in the North American continent.

July 15, 2014 10:42 am
Biologists look for ways to preserve grizzlies as feds consider delisting

Biologists look for ways to preserve grizzlies as feds consider delisting

MISSOULA — The grizzly bear answers to a lot of names.

July 13, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…
Hub Lake: Trail of diversity leads to pocket lakes

Hub Lake: Trail of diversity leads to pocket lakes

ST. REGIS — Every bit of Western Montana’s diverse landscape is accounted for in the three miles to Hub Lake.

July 11, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Private landowners may kill up to 100 wolves a year

Private landowners may kill up to 100 wolves a year

MISSOULA — Private landowners may kill up to 100 wolves a year they believe are threatening livestock, dogs or people under a new state law that doesn’t count toward Montana’s wolf-hunting season.

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Hub Lake

Hub Lake

Left: Massive cedar trees line the trail on the first third of the way to Hub Lake, in the Great Burn area of the Lolo National Forest. Right: Wildflowers decorate the base of the cirque above Hub Lake near an abandonned mineshaft.

July 09, 2014 2:48 pm
Humbug Spires

Humbug Spires

A huge gap between granite spires opens to a view of rolling timberland on the eastern edge of the Humbug Spires.

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Humbug Spires: Unique in so many ways

Humbug Spires: Unique in so many ways

If you prefer your wilderness in small doses, the Humbug Spires has your medicine.

July 09, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Heart Lake: Veer off beaten path for better fishing

Heart Lake: Veer off beaten path for better fishing

CONDON — The biggest challenge of getting to Heart Lake is deciding which Heart to seek.

July 08, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Daines visits Smokejumper Center, touts timber harvest plan

Daines visits Smokejumper Center, touts timber harvest plan

Logging more timber and using disaster-funding methods should help the U.S. Forest Service improve its firefighting ability, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said during a visit to the Missoula Smokejumper Center.

July 07, 2014 9:38 pmLoading…
Heart and Crescent lakes

Heart and Crescent lakes

One reason people prefer camping in federal wilderness areas is the freedom to bring dogs and other animals. On this trip to Heart and Crescent lakes with a family pet, campers also encountered one hiker with a team of goats and another using a llama to haul gear.

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208 years after Lewis' travels, Blackfoot an undaunted current for floaters

208 years after Lewis' travels, Blackfoot an undaunted current for floaters

BONNER — More than 200 years ago, Meriwether Lewis camped along Missoula’s latest addition to its river playground.

July 06, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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The Rattlesnake Wilderness north of Missoula

The Rattlesnake Wilderness north of Missoula

The Rattlesnake Wilderness north of Missoula has a network of trails that link mountain peaks, waterfalls, secluded lakes and old-growth forest. Bikes are allowed to use a “cherry-stem” road that pokes 14 miles into the core of the area.

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Rattlesnake Wilderness: Recreation for all just north of Missoula

Rattlesnake Wilderness: Recreation for all just north of Missoula

The Rattlesnake Wilderness embodies the idea – and the reality — of compromise.

July 03, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Chaffin Creek Canyon in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

Chaffin Creek Canyon in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

The lakes of Chaffin Creek Canyon in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness southwest of Darby are known for easy fishing, as well as for rock climbing and fantastic scenery.

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Chaffin Lake: Stair-step geology on display

Chaffin Lake: Stair-step geology on display

DARBY — The giant stair-step nature of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness gets a great display on the way to Chaffin Lake.

July 01, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Kintla Lake: Paddle, hike, camp in Glacier silence

Kintla Lake: Paddle, hike, camp in Glacier silence

POLEBRIDGE — One of the largest lakes in the nation where the motors have to stop at the shoreline hides in the northwest corner of Glacier National Park.

June 30, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Mother grizzly bluff-charges fishing raft on the Blackfoot River

Mother grizzly bluff-charges fishing raft on the Blackfoot River

OVANDO – A mother grizzly bear with two cubs bluff-charged a fishing raft on the Blackfoot River last week, but has disappeared after river rangers moved an elk carcass she was protecting.

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Glacier National Park’s Kintla Lake

Glacier National Park’s Kintla Lake

As one of the largest lakes in the United States with a boat ramp and a nonmotorized boating restriction, Glacier National Park’s Kintla Lake offers both easy access and deep quiet near the Canadian border.

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Mission Mountains Wilderness

Mission Mountains Wilderness

A long hike, a short hike or a boat trip all lead to Crystal Lake, in the middle of the Mission Mountains Wilderness between Seeley Lake and Condon. Skilled route-finders can also make their way to seldom-seen High Park and Lost lakes.

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Crystal Lake: 3 routes into Mission Mountains Wilderness

Crystal Lake: 3 routes into Mission Mountains Wilderness

CONDON — Crystal Lake holds the unusual distinction of having three trails to choose from — all with different challenges, but all leading into the Mission Mountains Wilderness.

June 28, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Ross Creek Giant Cedars Natural Area

Ross Creek Giant Cedars Natural Area

A graded trail suitable for all ages meanders through the massive trees in the Ross Creek Giant Cedars Natural Area. For the hardy, Ross Creek also leads into the proposed Scotchman Peaks wilderness between Noxon and Troy.

June 27, 2014 6:00 am
Ross Creek Giant Cedars Natural Area: An easy hike to 1,000-year-old trees

Ross Creek Giant Cedars Natural Area: An easy hike to 1,000-year-old trees

NOXON — For an awe-inspiring wilderness experience that grandma and her grandchildren can enjoy, head for the Ross Creek Giant Cedars Natural Area.

June 27, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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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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North Fork of the Flathead River

North Fork of the Flathead River

Floaters will find lots of mountain scenery, feisty cutthroat trout and good public campsites along the North Fork of the Flathead River, which borders Glacier National Park from the Canadian line to Columbia Falls.

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North Fork Flathead River: Floaters experience rare side of Glacier

North Fork Flathead River: Floaters experience rare side of Glacier

POLEBRIDGE — It doesn’t have to be an “official” wilderness for your destination to provide a wild Montana experience.

June 25, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Pilot killed in Lost Trail crash was ferrying antique plane to Montana

Pilot killed in Lost Trail crash was ferrying antique plane to Montana

LOST TRAIL PASS — Scott and Sadie Grasser will never forget the sound an airplane makes when it crashes.

June 19, 2014 7:18 am Photos

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Authors log thousands of miles, document all 55 Montana State Parks

Authors log thousands of miles, document all 55 Montana State Parks

MISSOULA — With superstars like Glacier and Yellowstone national parks highlighting the map, it’s understandable that Montana’s state parks might feel a bit starved for attention.

June 12, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Mine waste repository being built in Blackfoot headwaters

Mine waste repository being built in Blackfoot headwaters

LINCOLN – Beth Ihle envisions a Butte pasty when she explains how a huge pit in the hills east of town will hold 800,000 cubic yards of Mike Horse mine waste.

June 12, 2014 9:25 am Photos

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Dogs attack 3 sheep on Missoula's North Hills; extra patrols assigned

Dogs attack 3 sheep on Missoula's North Hills; extra patrols assigned

MISSOULA — After three domestic sheep were attacked on three separate days, Missoula city officials are cracking down on people who fail to keep their dogs under control on the North Hills.

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USGS releases free updated digital maps of Montana

USGS releases free updated digital maps of Montana

After years of trying to make paper maps work on computers, the U.S. Geological Survey wants digital maps to work like paper ones.

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3 bighorns killed after mingling with domestic sheep on Mount Jumbo

3 bighorns killed after mingling with domestic sheep on Mount Jumbo

MISSOULA — Three wild bighorn sheep that mingled with domestic sheep on Mount Jumbo had to be killed Tuesday to prevent them from spreading disease to other wild bighorns.

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'Castle doctrine' may apply in Missoula teen's killing, author of law says

'Castle doctrine' may apply in Missoula teen's killing, author of law says

MISSOULA — Montana law has some rules regarding self-defense that could apply to Sunday’s fatal shooting of a teenager in a Grant Creek home, according to the man who wrote the state’s version of the “castle doctrine.”

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Oil train shipments in Montana raise concern

Oil train shipments in Montana raise concern

MISSOULA — With scrutiny growing about the safety of moving crude oil by rail, western Montana residents wonder how increased shipments will be kept safe along sensitive places like the border of Glacier National Park.

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Panetta: America's greatest threat is from within

Panetta: America's greatest threat is from within

MISSOULA — The power to hunt down a terrorist like Osama bin Laden may not be enough to protect the United States from the folly of its own spending problems, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told a Missoula audience Thursday.

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No criminal charges to be filed in connection with Mount Jumbo avalanche

No criminal charges to be filed in connection with Mount Jumbo avalanche

MISSOULA — No criminal charges will be filed against anyone connected with triggering a fatal avalanche off the west face of Mount Jumbo on Feb. 28.

April 14, 2014 4:26 pm Photos

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GAO report takes issue with Forest Service, Neptune air tanker contracts

GAO report takes issue with Forest Service, Neptune air tanker contracts

MISSOULA — Wildfire season officially begins April 28, and the U.S. Forest Service is heading into it with only three modern firefighting air tankers.

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USFS, group say megaloads' impact on Lochsa a concern

USFS, group say megaloads' impact on Lochsa a concern

The wild and scenic values of river corridors west of Lolo Pass got two votes of support this week, both focused on the impact of hauling megaloads along U.S. Highway 12.

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Philipsburg cautiously optimistic new road to Discovery will spur economic growth

Philipsburg cautiously optimistic new road to Discovery will spur economic growth

PHILIPSBURG — In geometry, a line is the relationship between two points. When the points are a town and its neighboring ski resort, a line can be very hard to find.

March 31, 2014 1:29 pm Photos

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