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Mai Wah Museum sign, Butte

Leave Only Footprints

The weather in Southwest Montana has taken a turn. By no means is the spring/summer heat upon us, and yes there is still snow on the ground, but these few warm days have us looking forward to long summer nights under Montana’s big sky. Our state is renowned for wide-open expanses, incredible CM Russell skies, […]

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Bannack Montana

The Road Agents

In the wild west, murders and robberies of the innocent are considered especially heinous. In Virginia City, the dedicated citizens who investigate these vicious crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Vigilance Committee. These are their stories: Alder Gulch | May 26, 1863 On this date, six men set up camp along […]

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Ice Fishing on Georgetown Lake

Southwest Montana Snow Day!

In Montana, summer turns to winter in the blink of an eye, winter starts before fall and ends after spring has begun. It is for this reason that Montana is packed with winter enthusiasts who take every available opportunity to go downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and more! Growing up in […]

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Discovery Ski Hill

Philipsburg Weekend

Philipsburg is one of those charming small towns with which visitors cannot help but fall in love. The drive into the quaint 19th century mining town is equally as impressive. As you drive down Montana Highway 1 – the Anaconda-Pintler Scenic Byway – your breath will be taken away. Winding through the pined forest, overlooking […]

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Get Lost this Fall in Southwest Montana

When referencing Montana, go to topics of conversation include: Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, skiing, abundant hiking trails, packing trips to the wilderness areas, or even the winding dirt roads that connects one small town to the next. Most of these activities hit summer and winter travel, but what about the “off” season? Having lived […]

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Spring Meadow Lake

Time to Cool Off!

Summer is here. The days are getting longer and  (with the exception of the occasional downpour/thunderstorm) hotter. It won’t be long now before 80 degrees seems normal and 90 seems perfectly reasonable. Which means that it is finally time to start thinking very seriously about abandoning all responsibility and spending the next two and a […]

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Big Hole River Panoramic

Visit the Big Hole Battlefield

The sun-bleached frames of countless tipis lie scattered across the landscape of a broad river bottom valley high in Southwest Montana’s Beaverhead Mountains. The winding Big Hole River and quiet beauty of the site attract both picnickers and anglers, however, the primary draw of the park is the history. The area, operated by the National […]

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