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    Montana Hangs High

    Since I don't have to go far to hang in the woods, get into some world class fishing, hike magnificent trails with scenic views, and get far away from the crowds, it's on my summer schedule. Also, since I'm off the motorcycles for at least another year due to a nasty crash last July, I'm a pedestrian for fun again. Just got my Danners re-soled, received a new hammock from the guys at BIAS and accessories from other cottage vendors. I'm off to hike on a varied schedule, depending upon my semi-retired job schedule (self employed).

    If anyone wants to head to Montana for some of the above that does not include work, let me know as you're welcome to join my party of one and we can work out a trip to places like The Pryors or up higher in the Beartooths Like This.

    There are also lots of other places I go out of Billings or Red Lodge and beyond. Group sizes of about 2-6 will work fine. Schedule is open. Bugs are minimal to non-existent. 40* nights will slow the mozzies down.
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    SM, that is really some beautiful country! I've tramped a lot in the Wind Rivers, but never have made it to the Beartooths yet, except to drive over Beartooth Pass one time.
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    Iíve had a trip to the Beartooths laid out and on hold for several years now. My original though was to find the most remote area in the Continental U.S. and make that my destination. But like so many things this nature, it had to be postponed because of job, family, etc. Since Iím very, very close to retirement, Iím increasingly looking forward to making a solo trip to the area. Thanks for posting the pictures.

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    Hey, I'm from Billings, too! The Beartooths are my favorite place in the world, with the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska a close second. We're lucky to live here!

    I'm coordinating vacation days with friends to go on the Beaten Path next summer, but I have a lot of getting in shape to do between now and then!

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    I would LOVE to make it out some day…!
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    Senior Member Montalaskan's Avatar
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    This thread title gave me the idea for a great name if I ever make a DIY. "3-7-77" - because usually if you saw those numbers, it meant someone was going to hang. Hehe.

    (Hint for non-Montana history buffs, 3-7-77 is what the Montana Vigilantes used as their "code" to tell bad guys they had to get out of town. Legend has it that the numbers represented the dimensions of a grave (3 feet wide, 7 feet down, 77 inches long or something to that effect. Oddly, the numbers still appear on the seal of the Montana Highway Patrol.)

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