So I guess I’ll hang around
I could never leave Montana.
Cause I’m frozen to the ground!”
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The Back Roads Pay Dividends!
Invariably our route to Missoula, Montana is via I 93 through Butte to Deer Lodge and then Missoula. Andrea and I decided to try something different…as many back roads as possible, discovering what is between the “start” and the “destination.” Veering North on Hwy 287 from Three
This area of Montana is a habitat wonderland. With the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area adjacent to the Scapegoat, Great Bear Wilderness Areas as well as Glacier National Park, this “creates the second largest corridor of wilderness in the lower 48 states.” This provides the habitat needed to harbor some of the greatest wildlife diversity on the North American Continent. I have never backpacked in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, albeit I would like to, but I do not travel with any protection and thus feel terribly vulnerable in Ursus arctos horribilis habitat (Grizzly). I’ve run into black bear a number of times while camping/backpacking and these are scary enough without protection…but the
|Capt. Andrew Arvish|
U.S. Army Air Forces
1942 - 1945
We will be stationed here in Missoula for a number of days visiting Andrea’s mom. Then it is off to Orofino, Idaho for her dad’s memorial as we lost him last winter. He was a wonderful, mountain of a man whose career in the U.S. Forest Service took Andrea’s family to some of the most remote and scenic areas in Montana and Idaho. We miss him terribly and the whole family will be gathering for the memorial.