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Archive | July, 2010


Montana’s Missouri River Breaks

After leaving Winifred, MT this morning our group drove about 15 miles north into the Missouri River Breaks. Locally, you’ll hear this area referred to as “The Breaks”. From Fort Benton to 149 miles downstream, the Mighty Mo has a Wild & Scenic designation. This river area and part of the land surrounding the Wild & Scenic Missouri are also in the Upper Missouri […]

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Tonka Trucks Galore

I spent a day in Winifred, Montana and my first memory is that of Tonka trucks! When I drove in to Winifred it was early on a Saturday. The busiest place in town was the Winifred Cafe. There were so many cars in front and surrounding the cafe, I wondered if a large meeting was going […]

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Walleye Fishing At Valier’s Lake Frances

Lake Frances in Valier is known for great walleye fishing. The lake is close and convenient to town. Basically, the city’s streets take you right to the water’s edge. A campground with electrical hookups, bathroom facilities and a playground is right on the shoreline and there is also a motel and bed and breakfast in Valier. The lake […]

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Glamping North of Havre

Glamping – glamorous camping – is a great way to sample outdoor life with just a few more amenities.   Jacob and Sarah Dusek operate Sage Safaris about 25 miles north of Havre, MT. They have two wall tents that include real beds with complete linens, a sitting area with chairs and a coffee table, […]

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Back At The Corrals

As we rode down our last mountainside for today’s trail ride at 7 Lazy P ranch we came through a gate with a little Montana humor posted nearby. In case you can’t read the writing on this pretend tombstone it says “Here Lies the Last Hombre Who Didn’t Close The Gate”. Enough said – we closed […]

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All Day Trail Ride at 7 Lazy P

Throughout our all-day ride we took breaks to stretch our legs and also to get some stunning photos. It was fun to scan the horizon, pick out area landmarks and see where we had been riding. The views were so amazing – you’d need several panoramic shots to capture it all. For those who know the […]

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More About Our All Day Ride

This is a great photo of part of our group when we took a break during our ride at 7 Lazy P guest ranch. The rugged mountains in the background had a little bit of snow for contrast, the trees were beautiful and what about those smiles! That says more than anything. We ate lunch in a […]

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A Tour of 7 Lazy P’s Upper Ranch

Our group is staying at 7 Lazy P’s guest ranch, or the lower ranch. Just a few miles up the road is another ranch where their pack trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex begin. We are very near the Bob Marshall (locals refer to it as The Bob) and adjoining it on the north […]

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