While in Ekstroms Stage Station just east of Clinton, MT we kicked back and enjoyed the beauty and the local rivers to fish in. After my first foray into the local fishing, and falling in 3 times on the first day, I got better outfitted and never fell in again. :)
I had some neighbors that came in from the Carolina and California areas. Rudy, Ryan and Greg were there to fish. Greg had lived in the area for awhile and had some good pointers. I tried to act as a sponge and learn all I could. I guess it worked since I didn't fall in again and even caught another fish (total of 2) and got several strikes and hung another, but lost it. I didn't go all day like most other people did. I could go 3 or 4 hours and then would have to let the inflammation in my shoulder go down for a couple of days before I went back. Had a picture of the three guys, but deleted it by mistake. :((
One of our days out was to cross Skalkaho Pass in the Bitteroot National Forest. Beautiful area and after crossing the pass came up on the Skalkaho Falls. Even in the warm temps and the height of the summer, there was a lot of water coming off of the falls. The water was even good and cool to drink.
The first full day here we went on the Going to the Sun Road. It is a fascinating and beautiful drive. We elected to drive ourselves versus the bus or touring car route so we could go at our own pace and stay as long as we wanted to at any one location. These pictures do not begin to offer what the view is, but merely offer a glimpse into what one may see.
Life is Pretty Good!!