Summer Fun in Full Swing!

24.06.2014
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Oh summer, it always takes you a while to get here but once you are here, you do not disappoint!
 

 
It is almost the 4th of July. June went by so quickly!
We have sunshine, fabulous water for rafting, beautiful flowers for us and guests to enjoy and a full staff ready to guide you through some of the most wonderful outdoor experiences of your vacation.

Whitewater Rafting

We had had high snowpack this year, so the river level is staying pretty steady at around 7 feet. At this level, some of the traditional rapids are [...]

The Rafting Season is Here!

9.05.2012
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 Since our season has not quite started, (our first trip is Friday, May 11th) some of our off duty raft guides and two managers went on a 5 day raft trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho to get into the summer spirit. Don’t worry, the girls will do their own multi-day trip once the sun is here to stay! According to a US Forest Service booklet called ‘The Salmon, a Wild and Scenic River’, “the Salmon River flows undammed for 425 miles, it is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states [...]

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!

Glacier National Park and Great Northern Railway – a parallel history

The restored Red Caboose belonged to the Great Northern Railway
Resting at the top of the country a few miles from Canada, Glacier National Park stands quietly regal – known, but still pristine and largely untouched.  Its tacit splendor has been preserved and draws nearly 2 million visitors each year, though most of those stick close to the roads and hotels and relatively few venture deeper into the heart of the park.

It encompasses more than a million acres, includes two ranges of the Rocky Mountains, and is home to a breathtaking array of plants and animals. An estimated 300 Grizzly [...]