By Genevieve Rowles

Delivering assurance of the background, tradition, geography and weather, this booklet additionally seems at wasteland journeys in Montana, united states. components featured contain Flathead and Clearwater Mountains, and fly-fishing, Nordic snowboarding, rock-hounding and in a single day mountaineering tours are all coated.

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Some hikers carry bells, but old timers say the human voice is a better deterrent. n Be especially wary when near berry patches or upon seeing signs of grizzly activity such as tracks, droppings, clawed trees or partially consumed animal carcasses. Camp away from trails or areas where grizzly signs are apparent. n A fed bear will soon be a dead bear. Ergo: once a bear tastes “people food” he’ll seek out more. Used to human smells, he’ll cease avoiding humans, become a threat and eventually have to be shot.

Set up your tent at least 300 feet from your cook site in order to discourage bears from nosing about your sleeping area. To leave fish entrails beside lakes or streams is to invite trouble. n Women traveling in grizzly country during their menstrual periods must take special precautions. Use pre-moistened unscented cleaning towelettes, use tampons instead of pads, and never bury them. Place used tampons or pads in double zip-lock bags and store them 10 feet up, as you would food. Use only unscented feminine products.

Each town projects a sense of community that kicks up its heels in 4th of July parades, festivals reflecting their heritage, and the ever-popular rodeos. 26 n How to Use this Book Montana, but the majority are Montanans born and bred. Montana’s mountain country is beautiful and picturesque, a place of river-scored valleys and calendar-art ranch spreads displayed against craggy mountains. Working ranches were established in mountain valleys such as the Deer Lodge and Beaverhead well over 100 years ago.

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