Missouri River Scenes

Every other year of so I take a canoe journey on the Missouri River.  I usually paddle from Washburn to Bismarck, a distance that takes about two and a half days at a nice leisurely pace.  For much of this stretch, the river feels wild and remote.  You don't see anyone else.  Cottonwood groves line... Continue Reading →

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Canoeing the Root Glacier Pools

The Root Glacier, the ancient conveyor of ice, recedes near McCarthy.  This part of the glacier is covered with moraine - rocky debris scraped from the mountains at it’s source.  Underneath this debris lays the actual white ice most people associate with glaciers.  The toe of the glacier, as it’s called, is a wild place... Continue Reading →

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