Summer Fishing in Montana


Fishing the Yellowstone, Rock Creek and Gallatin this summer. Fishing has been pretty good but slowed down lately.

Absaroka Mountains from the Yellowstone River

Absaroka Mountains from the Yellowstone River

Ray with a nice Cutthroat trout

Ray with a nice Cutthroat trout

tallest freestanding masonry structure in the U.S.

Anaconda smokestack: tallest freestanding masonry structure in the U.S.

Ray fishing Rock Creek in far SW Montana

Ray fishing Rock Creek in far SW Montana

2 dogs, 4 fly rods, and a keg... priceless

2 dogs, 4 fly rods, and a keg... priceless

Ray with a nice Cutthroat trout on Rock Creek

Ray with a nice Cutthroat trout on Rock Creek

front to back, Ray, Pat, and Aaron

The Rock Creek Crew: front to back, Ray, Pat, and Aaron

Aaron fish in hand

Aaron fish in hand

Paradis on Rock Creek

Paradis on Rock Creek

Sunset on the Gallatin

Sunset on the Gallatin

Bridger Mountains

Bridger Mountains

Closer view of the Bridgers from the Gallatin River

Closer view of the Bridgers from the Gallatin River

Spanish Peaks and the Gallatin River

Spanish Peaks and the Gallatin River

Crazy sunset over Bozeman

Crazy sunset over Bozeman

Rattlesnake I almost stepped on while fishing the Madison, good thing I saw him.

Rattlesnake I almost stepped on while fishing the Madison, good thing I saw him.

Rattlesnake ready to strike, we had to hike around him because he wouldn't move out of the way.

Rattlesnake ready to strike, we had to hike around him because he wouldn't move out of the way.

August Skiing


Skied the Lazer in the Gallatin mountains this August. Skiing was something left to be desired but it was a nice day out and I got to hang out with Evan, who I hadn’t seen in sometime.

The Lazer - Still snow in August

The Lazer - Still snow in August

Gearing up for an August ski expedition

Gearing up for an August ski expedition

Evan hiking through wildflowers, we got a lot of strange looks on the way up.

Evan hiking through wildflowers, we got a lot of strange looks on the way up.

Getting close the the bottom of the Lazer

Getting close the the bottom of the Lazer

Booting up the Lazer

Booting up the Lazer

Climbing was steep and pretty firm.  It was a good thing we had cramons and ice axes.

Climbing was steep and pretty firm. It was a good thing we had cramons and ice axes.

About to drop in

About to drop in

Skiing was hard, the snow was very firm and the suncups were almost unbearable.

Skiing was hard, the snow was very firm and the suncups were almost unbearable.

View of Bozeman and the Bridger Mountains

View of Bozeman and the Bridger Mountains

Wildflower stripes on the way out.

Wildflower stripes on the way out.