Big Sky Country – Lots of Photos

There’s nothing like a long weekend to bring back the inspiration. We just got back from 4 days packed with lots of fun and adventure. The last time I was in Big Sky, MT was a week after having knee surgery, so all I was able to do was driving around, and a few easy hikes. I had a tick list of things to do when I came back. Number one on that list was mt. biking up Beehive Basin.
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Although it’s only 3 mile ride to the top of Beehive Basin, it does climb about 1300 vertical feet, and parts are extremely steep. It seems the Montana does not believe in switchbacks, especially near the end of the trail. Eventually you’re rewarded with an amazing view of the Spanish Peaks, as well as a blazing fast and challenging descent.  All the efforts of the climb up were well rewarded.

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After destroying ourselves in Beehive Basin, we decided to take a day off and try our luck at fly fishing. We’d been before, so we figured we didn’t need a guide.  We were able to cast with out a problem, but I think the guide would have been worth it to actually catch fish.  We found one spot that got a lot of bites, but we never pulled anything out.  It was still a lot of fun standing in the middle of a river, and the sunsets were beautiful!

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For our last full day, we tried a trail that was a bit off the beaten path.  The idea was to get away from the steeper terrain near the Big Sky resort, and try some of the trails the follow the gently rolling meadows.  Started off great, ended up being super steep: once again, no switchback.  But, just like before, we were treated to an amazing descent.  This time we felt like we were back in the wilderness, with no people, roads or buildings to be seen for miles.  It was a beautiful ride that ended up looping back to our cabin, and a nice swim in the river.

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So that was our trip.  In all I shot a lot of photos and had a lot of fun.  I look forward to getting back and shooting more.  There are many rivers and waterfalls that desperately need to be photographed.

Here are a few more shots from the weekend.

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~ by cruxphoto on July 25, 2007.

One Response to “Big Sky Country – Lots of Photos”

  1. We loved your photos of Big Sky! Do you think you will take your mom and dad with you next time?

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