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Great Falls Storm

This is a photo of the storm on the walk back to the truck from Crooked Falls. I was luckily able to make it back before the storm passed through. Lewis and Clark faced similar storms during almost this exact time of year in their portage of the great Falls. “Despite their splendor the Great […]

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Crooked Falls

At about ten o’clock on the morning of June 14, 1805, Captain Lewis took his gun and his espontoon and set out on a short walk up the north side of the river (at right in this photo), to see how far the rapids extended above the “grand Fall.” With the Hidatsas’ assurance of a […]

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Great Falls Storm

There were some ominous looking clouds to the south on the hike down to Crooked Falls. This would have been the area where Lewis and Clark made their portage around the falls. via 500px http://ift.tt/2uidZFI

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Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls was first discovered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Rainbow Falls and downstream Crooked Falls are the only two waterfalls on the Missouri-Mississippi river system to remain in an almost-natural condition. Black Eagle Falls and Great Falls are half- occupied by their dams’ powerhouses, and Colter Falls is submerged. The waterfall received its […]

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Abstract Moose

This is an incredibly out of focus photo of a moose far away in a foggy meadow. This photo didn’t come out well obviously, but still is kinda cool and will make a great background. I never got a good photo of the moose. via 500px http://ift.tt/2tCsUgP

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Helena Horse

A horse friend I had made during the trip to Montana. Of all the horses at the Black Mountain Lodge, this one was the friendliest. via 500px http://ift.tt/2svluab

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Black Mountain Lodge

This is the lodge area of the Black Mountain Lodge which also features 4 other cabins on site. Amazing place to stay just outside of Helena, MT. No cell service, no wifi. Had an amazing stay here while visiting Montana. Could not be more relaxing. via 500px http://ift.tt/2s5p9wc

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Helena Fire Tower

Fire plagued Helena in the early days. Wooden buildings huddled together and a lack of abundant water made stopping fires once they got started very difficult. Several huge fires in the 1870s were particularly horrific, wiping out much of the central business district and many homes. It should be remembered that, during those pre-railroad days, […]

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Helena Women’s Mural

Painted on the side of the Livestock Building, the mural commemorates groups and individual women who contributed to the greater community. Suffragists, painted ladies, schoolteachers, and pioneers, as well as rodeo star Fanny Sperry Steele and guitarist M. J. Williams, represent Helena‚Äôs diverse women. Women planned, designed, and painted the mural. Intended to last no […]

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The site of Thoreau’s cabin at Walden. Hiked here roughly two years ago. via 500px http://ift.tt/2sQTa3M

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Montana

This photo was taken along Highway 287 just north of Three Forks, MT. The highway follows the Missouri. This scene is just to the west and would be what Lewis and Clark saw as they made their way to the three forks. via 500px http://ift.tt/2s58PPX

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Grand Prismatic Spring

The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world,[3] after Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand and Boiling Lake in Dominica. It is located in the Midway Geyser Basin. Grand Prismatic Spring was noted by geologists working in the Hayden […]