Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Bugle Boys of the Missouri River
This Time of year I love to travel to the Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area north of Lewistown, Montana. It’s about an hours north of town on Hwy. 191. I’d call it a scenic drive, passing various ranches, antelope, deer and maybe a coyote or two along the way.
Once we crossed the James Kipp Bridge, we took a right on a gravel road for 5 miles into the viewing area. Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area is part of the Charles M. Russell National Refuge. In recent years records show that nearly 500 elk visit the area in September. Numbers remain high through early October, and begin to thin out as harems break up and the bulls begin to feed once again to store up reserves for the winter ahead.
As we approached the Elk Viewing Area, we began hearing the bugling bulls, a sound that is music to my soul. We drove another mile down the road past several vehicles to a spot elk within 30 to 50 yards off the road. The viewing area is about 2 miles long and backs up to the Missouri River; viewers are not allowed to leave the road.
As mating season winds down, the elk separate in their groups with the cows, calves, and spike bulls hanging together. The bigger bulls go off in their own direction till next mating season.
In the spring, elk feed on the new grasses after a long winter of eating dry grass and shrubs. In Montana calves are born between May 21st and June 12th. Twins are very rare. Calves are tan colored and spotted, so they blend in with their surroundings. The calves give off very little scent making it difficult for predators to detect them.
As dark approached, we finished our picnic dinner and sat back to listen to the bugling blasts and blunders of the bulls, as well as cow squeals for well beyond an hour, a symphony of nature at its best.
It would have been fun to stay all night, but we politely packed up our equipment and ourselves up and drove back to the Yogo Inn, an excellent base camp for our adventures and the best Sunday Brunch I have had in awhile.
Till Next time, fun travels and tight linesJ
-ZZ Troutski and Road Trekin Adventures
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
“Crossing the River & Climbing the Mountain”
By Rob Wilson
"The Wisdom of a Cowboy: Crossing the River and Climbing the Mountain, is a treasure chest of rare jewels of wisdom, gathered by Rob Wilson during a trek, in the high desert of Arizona, “Crossing the River and Climbing the Mountain” and throughout the challenges of his life. Rob shares the wisdom that he's gleaned from his experiences in the life of a cowboy, using metaphors to illustrate for the reader how the aspects of a cowboy's life hold deep knowledge for all. From being the Gun fighter in your own life to the fast paced life expanding adventures of the Pony Express Rider. This is a book to savor, as one would a rich and satisfying meal of many courses of delicious, nutritious food - in this case the food is wisdom for the soul. Each chapter, each page offers a multitude of thought-provoking examples of how one's inner life is reflected in the outer world. At the end of each chapter, Rob offers the reader three energizing affirmations and three penetrating questions to empower those seeking to know their own inner wisdom. The real question to ask yourself here is your sunrise gallantly over flowing with blessings everyday in every way for you. For a real Life expanding adventure this a must read for everyone. Rob Wilson is a NLP Practioner – Hypnotherapist.
This book is published by InnerCircle Publishing and is available at: www.innercirclepublishing.com and www.cowboy-wisdom.com
Review by: ZZ Troutski
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
The Collaboration of
Alerte, Carter and Be First Media Group
Alerte & Carter along with Be First Media Group would like to
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
River City Root Festival
. It’s Missoula, Montana’s signature celebration of the Arts. This past August 28 – 29, 2010 was the annul River City root Festival
This is a two day festival with a juried Art Show, A Four Mile Run / Walk, Family Events and two stages of Music. The stage at Caras Park, Down on the Clark Fork River, had local bands. Quite a few were high school kids, which was quite interesting all in its self. Some of them were quite talented, though. In other areas along the river trail in the park were, Montana Public Radio Story Telling, instrument creating, and folks just plain having fun.
On the main stage uptown where several thousand people had gathered to listen to bands such as; Mike Bader Band, Milk Drive, The Infamous String Dusters, Robert Earl Keen, our Favorite Amanda Shaw and The Cute Boys. This young lady could just flat tear it up. They had the folks in Missoula Dancing in the streets. With songs from her new album Southern Girl. She even left the crowd cheering with classics from Charlie Daniels and Janis Joplin. On the Fiddle she is one of the best I have seen in a long time, and a voice that had the trees tapping their roots.
Watch for Next years Festival, its well worth the trip.
Tight Lines and Road Trekin Adventures
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
On July 7, 1806, Lewis's party climbed to the top of what is now Lewis and Clark Pass and saw the landscape stretch endlessly in every direction. They anxiously scanned the horizon for some sign of familiarity and soon spotted a prominent landmark, Square Butte, to the north. This was a welcome site, as the expedition had passed this point on their westward journey. These hardy men knew they were on their way home.
Visitors can take a short, 1.5-mile hike to Lewis and Clark Pass and stand on the very spot where Lewis and his men stood two centuries ago. On a clear day, this hike offers great views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Once at the top of Lewis and Clark Pass, search the vast landscapes of the eastern plains to see if you, too, can spot Square Butte, then hike the Continental Divide Trail and discover other stunning views. And keep your eyes open: of all places along the Lewis and Clark Trail, this is the only area on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail where today you may still encounter a grizzly bears.
The town of Lincoln is located 58 miles northwest of Helena, MT on Highway 200 and is a full service community. Lewis and Clark Pass is located 9 miles east of Lincoln, MT off Highway 200. Turn north onto Alice Creek Rd (FS Road 293) and drive 11 miles to the trailhead. Hike 1.5 miles to reach the Pass.