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A new boomer travel experience: fly fishing in Montana

July 26, 2012
Trout caught in Missouri River

Updated 07.01.2013 Alan catches another rainbow trout while fly fishing in Montana Blame it on A River Runs Through It , the movie (and novella by Norman Maclean)  that romanticized fly fishing in Montana. Or at least that’s the way this boomer traveler sees it. Ever since I watched golden-haired Robert Redford casting his line into the Blackfoot River against the backdrop of Montana mountain beauty, I’ve wanted to learn to fly fish…

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Hike to Elk Lake: another Montana scenic trail

September 6, 2010
The hike to Elk Lake, Alpine, Montana

Updated 06.01.2013 The Rosebud Trailhead near Alpine, Montana Are you looking for an active travel adventure in Montana? Hiking is one of the best ways to experience the wildness of the Treasure State. And, with trails available for every level of hiker, there’s no reason to sit on the cabin porch, especially when you can hike to Elk Lake. During our trip to Fishtail, Montana, we found several hikes in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness th…

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Mystic Lake Trail: another Montana hiking adventure

August 25, 2011
Mountain view from the Mystic Lake Trail in Montana

Updated 07.15.2013 Emerald Lake near the trailhead to Mystic Lake On a road trip to Fishtail, Montana, Alan and I discovered that the hiking opportunities in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness are some of the best that we have ever experienced. Boomers visiting this corner of Montana, just north of Yellowstone National Park, will find that the trails are accompanied by alpine scenery, white-water filled rivers and rewarding vistas that provide p…

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Searching for Paradise in Montana

July 29, 2010
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…here,” he said. At the bottom of the page, tiny white writing described the scene—Stillwater River Valley, Montana. For a time, we daydreamed about exploring that beautiful section of Montana, maybe even owning our own piece of paradise; but travel to exotic locations filled up the schedule instead. The fjords of Norway, South Africa’s wild animals and the jeep trails in Ouray, Colorado, are just some of the adventures that diverted o…

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Listening To Montana

September 13, 2011
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Mystic Rose Cabin, Fishtail, Montana In your boomer travels, has a place ever spoken to you? On arrival at a destination, did it feel as if you belonged in that very spot? Did your heart beat faster when a voice from somewhere deep inside you said, “This is my paradise“? That’s what happened to me when Alan drove our car down the driveway to Mystic Rose Cabin near Fishtail, Montana. Alan says my eyes lit up the moment we arriv…

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Montana history meets hospitality at The Sanders

September 24, 2012
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The Sanders Bed and Breakfast On a boomer road trip to Helena, Montana, Alan and I discovered that gold rush history lives on in 19th century mansions located throughout the city. During a stay at The Sanders, one of several bed and breakfasts lining Ewing Street, we slept in the well-preserved mansion of Montana’s first U.S. Senator, Wilbur Fisk Sanders. Walking up the sidewalk to the home that Wilber and Harriett Sanders built in 1875, Alan a…

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Saturday’s scene: discovering a Montana secret

July 14, 2012
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Driving the Golden Spike painting at the Montana State Capitol Building Is there a secret hidden in Driving the Golden Spike that hangs in the western arch of the rotunda in Montana’s State Capitol Building? According to Rock Ringling, one of our hosts at The Sanders Bed and Breakfast, there are a few missing items in the painting. Rock told us that the painter, Amédéé Joullin was upset about not being paid, so as retribution, he removed…

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Saturday’s scene: remembering Montana’s heritage

June 23, 2012
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Western Heritage Days at Stevensville, Montana How about a boomer road trip in a Conestoga wagon? That’s how the pioneers arrived in Stevensville—Montana’s first settlement and our new home town. We’ll be celebrating pioneer culture with our neighbors this weekend at Western Heritage Days. The three-day event includes a chuck wagon contest, rummage sale, barnyard games and a pony rodeo (the plastic variety) for the little ones…

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Finding Montana in Arizona

April 1, 2010
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A dirt road points to adventure near Sonoita Experience the sweeping open range of Montana in southeastern Arizona. What? I bet you think this baby boomer traveler has lost her mind. If Tucson, Arizona is on your list of boomer travel destinations, save time for an off-the-beaten-path road trip to Parker Canyon Lake in the Coronado National Forest. I promise, you’ll find scenery that any Montana cowboy would call home. As you travel east…

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Hiking on Montana’s Stillwater Trail

August 3, 2010

…arley Lake and many other trails in the area. We’ll be buying our own copy for the next visit to Fishtail, Montana. Baby Boomer Travel Tips: Bring plenty of water Be prepared for changeable weather Pack bear spray Don’t forget the bug spray Hiking poles offer stability and help your posture Have you hiked on Montana’s Stillwater Trail? Post a comment to let us know. Next time, Alan and I are making it all the way to Sioux Char…

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