Canyon Ferry Lake is actually a reservoir located near Townsend, MT. I would NOT call it the prettiest lake due to that fact that most of the time it is low and shows large shorelines of sand, rock or cliff exposed around its edges. It can be, however, a great place to fish! I know […]
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Part 2 of this camping trip in the bear country mountains of Montana, we hiked to the Landers Fork river. Hiking with kids can be a challenge, and requires some work keeping things interesting.
Come along with the family when we go camping in bear country in Montana’s public lands. This video is part one of our adventure. Be sure to watch Part 2 as well… If you liked this article please share it!
Are Old West Bankers and Today’s Bankers Different? Today, when I think of banks and bankers, I think of Wall Street, my home mortgage, and the banker that I used to deal with on a frequent basis to retain a line of credit for my dad’s business, Big Sky Horse Leasing. I have to say […]
In the west there are cowboys and then there are Cowboys! Let me explain what I mean. The men that I consider to be true western Cowboys have a desire that they are born with to be on a horse for the rest of their life. They feel that any excuse they can […]
I don’t know about you, but I love to hear stories of a brave western hero, whether they ended good or bad. Just the other day, I was talking to my grandpa and he was telling me about his family and some of the stories that he remembered from his youth. To me, it is […]
I live in western Montana and have always been intrigued by old abandoned homes and building that I see all over the state. One of the things that always comes to my mind when I see one of these old homesteads is the thought that someone worked very hard to try to make that place […]
There is a stone house that stands by itself in a cow pasture along highway 12/287 near Winston Montana that has intrigued many. In a time period when life in the west was a remote adventure and homestead structures were thrown together with logs, and don’t last long, the stone house stands just as straight […]
The title of Cowboy can mean many different things in this day and age. We think of a cowboy as someone who trains horses, or rides in the rodeos, or maybe a cattle rancher who still uses horses to work cattle, but being a cowboy was something different a 100 years ago. When someone talks […]
Sometimes it seems that life deliberately hides things from you until the opportunity has passed you by like a breath of wind that suddenly goes calm before you knew it was really there. Life in the west is no different. A man known simply as Dick was someone who never felt the wind of fortune, even […]
When you see old homesteads around the west, they look lonely and forlorn. Most people don’t think much about them, but to me they are monuments to what the life in the west was really like. They are usually very small and very short, crudely built and way too simple to be comfortable. There are […]
The west was and is a place that brings a sort of longing for the good old days to your heart. People that came and settled the west in the homesteading days, possibly came because of that longing, but paid for it with much suffering and tears. Suffering is not the first thing that comes […]
When you look back a hundred years or so, what happened then seems like it had to have happened in a different world. The stories that we hear or read about life in the west, feel remote, and somehow don’t seem to be real. They are like shadows in the past that sometimes intrigue us […]