The River Wild Movie (1994) filmed here in NW Montana

9.03.2012
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We woke up today yearning to get back on “our” beautiful river and happened to find The River Wild movie starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon at the grocery store on morning errands. Needless to stay, we purchased it! We will be watching it tonight sitting by the cozy fireplace.

The River Wild was filmed right here on the Middle Fork of the Flathead river, the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. While in reality it is a very fun, splashy, family friendly river, it does look terrifying in the movie thanks to talented camera operators.

Here is the movie trailer found on YouTube.

Enjoy!

Happy Independence Day!

4.07.2011
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Happy 4th of July everyone!

The Declaration of Independence was finally approved on July 4th. This is an excerpt from a letter that John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail:

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.
It is […]

The rafting season begins!

26.05.2011
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The is no better way  to begin the whitewater rafting season than with an overnight trip! The river is raging, there will be no time for boredom as you crash though the large waves that form this time of year. The Middle Fork of the Flathead River is rising due to the snow melting at higher elevations, the water is cold but with the right gear, whitewater rafting in May/June is very enjoyable and definitely exciting!

The river will carry you between two great mountain ranges, with the Great Bear Wilderness on one side of the canyon […]

A Spring Fishing Guide to Glacier National Park

18.04.2011
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The snow is melting in Glacier country and Montana bound anglers have been dutifully tying flies as they waited for spring’s return.  There are few places in the world more suited for the annual spring outing than the babbling brooks of one of America’s favorite landmarks.  Indeed, the thought of glacial peaks peering majestically over still waters has been running through the minds of fisherman huddled over small ice-holes for months.

The panoramic views and abundant wildlife are largely responsible for the park drawing thousands of fishermen to the shores of its waterways each year.  You may […]