One of the most popular hiking trails into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness along the east face of the Beartooth Mountains is the Stillwater River Trail. And one of the most spectacular sections of the trail is just a short hike from the trailhead.
Maybe you’ve seen American white pelicans gracefully soaring overhead or resting on the shore of a river or lake in large white groups. They are one of the largest birds in North America, weighing 10 to 20 pounds with wingspans around 5 feet long.
Situated at the base of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the 42,400-acre LF Ranch plays host to virtually every mammal known to the Rockies. Elk, bighorn sheep, moose, wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions stake their claim in every corner of the estate, while rainbow and brown trout occupy the five spring-fed streams on the property.
The hunting is good in southwest Montana, but the elk herds roaming open ranges of state land in a section of Centennial Valley southeast of Dillon aren't just good hunting — they're a source of conflict.
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Jefferson County Commissioner Leonard Wortman leans against a stock trailer and laments the state of the timber on the National Forest land that surrounds him, in nearly every direction, on a recent morning.
WEST GLACIER — Effective immediately, the Many Glacier Campground will temporarily be limited to hard-sided camping. This means that tents and soft-sided campers will not be permitted until further notice. Camper vehicles such as VW buses and pickup trucks with small canvas pop-ups are allowed as long as the canvas is not exposed.