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Super Adventure Montana Plus

That's what my friend Jessica Lowry said when I met her on the West Side of Glacier National Park last week and regaled her with tales of the epic travels on which I'd dragged sweet Kristen.

I wanted to share with you some pix of our Super Adventure Montana Plus and I've organized it into six categories, all beginning with "F." Friends, family, flora, fauna, fish and fun.

Hope you enjoy it a fraction as much as I did.

#1: Friends.
Kristen, me, Lido, Jessica & Brendan. Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park. June 13, 2009

Lido at the barbecue, Whitefish, MT

Me & my buddy Brendan, Union Club, Missoula, MT

With banjo picker/troutguide extraordinaire Jack Mauer of Wapiti Waters.

Kristen & Jack.

#2 Family:
My mom and Andre the cat (which everybody calls "Tuna" for some reason I'll never understand)
My stepfather, Bill

My sister, Erin

Shootin' sis.

Bill, Erin & Kristen inspecting the carnage.
Scout, Kristen

#3 Flora (the wildflower crop in Montana this spring was awesome):
Indian Paintbrush

Fairy Slipper, Camas Valley, Glacier National Park

Atop Howe Ridge, Glacier National Park

#4 Fauna:
Buffalo, National Bison Range, Mission Valley, MT June 5, 2009

Two moose, Glacier National Park, June 9, 2009

Moose, Whitetail Deer, Glacier Park. June 8, 2009



Pronghorn Antelope, Bison Range

Chipmunk, Glacier

Skeeters! Arrow Lake, Glacier National Park.

#5 Fish!
Kristen's Glacier Cutthroat

Nate's Glacier Cutthroat

Brook Trout, Lost Lake, Glacier National Park

Fish on! Trout Lake, Glacier National Park.

With a nice Westslope Cutthroat, Bitterroot River (while being guided by Jack Mauer of Wapiti Waters)

Bigger fun that it was big. Kristen's rainbow trout, Bitterroot River, June 14, 2009

Another Bitterroot River cutthroat.

Nice Bitterroot 'bow!

#5.1 Fish part II:
Like a couple of New Yorkers, we went into the backcountry not sure we brought enough food. Hence...
Trout on a stick!

Sorry little guys...

Best backcountry dinner ever!

#6 Fun
Bear hug.

Bears? Puh-lease.

Bear country!

Prerequisite scenery shot, June 12, 2009

Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, June 9, 2009

Terror in the Tent!

Trout Lake, Glacier National Park, June 10, 2009

Climbing over avalanches, Camas Valley, Glacier National Park, June 10, 2009

Heaven's Peak, Kristen, Glacier National Park, June 10, 2009

Arrow Lake, Glacier National Park, June 10, 2009

The hike out.

Kristen, end of the hike, letting Howe Ridge know exactly what she thought of it.

Fishin' in style! On a Wapiti Waters guided trip, Bitterroot River, June 14, 2009

Kristen on the Bitterroot, June 14, 2009

Yo ho-ho.

Kristen & the Clearwater Cow

My favorite tiny town on earth, Polebridge, MT, June 13, 2009

Sunset on the North Fork of the Flathead River, near Polebridge, MT, June 12, 2009

(Photo credit, Jessica Lowry. Thanks Jessica.)

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