A Real Western Town – Virginia City, Montana

If ever there was a city that retained a slice of the old west then Virginia City, Montana has to be one of them. I drove there from Missoula in about two hours as Big Sky Country opened up above me. It was still hazy from the forest fires that lingered above ranch lands that […]

Montana’s Big Sky Country – High on the Wild

A short two hour drive from Virginia City, Montana I found myself pulling up to the front door of the 14,000 square foot Montana High Country Lodge that looks out over the Pioneer Mountains. It lies in the Grasshopper Valley of Western Montana, with almost half a million acres of pristine back country on its […]

Hell’s Canyon – A Snake River Shower!

After a night spent in the town of Riggins, a place with nice hotel, one Main Street, a few cafes, one liquor store that doubles as a fishing tackle shop, and just two bars. I arrived at Killgore Adventures HQ for my 60-minute shuttle van transfer to Pittsburg Landing on the banks of the Snake […]

Tugs the Drugs! Fly Fishing on the Upper Selway River

I’d spent the night in a stunning log cabin at River Dance Lodge in Idaho. At 8am the next morning I met Shane Reynolds, my expert fly fishing guide on the Upper Selway and Middle Fork of the Clearwater Rivers. Just after 9am we pushed off from the bank in Shane’s custom made 5.7m Dory-style […]

Wet and Wild in Idaho

It was just another lovely summer’s day in Idaho . . . the temperatures hovered around 80 degrees, down from the usual high 90s. After a 45 minute drive from Boise I arrived at the Cascade Raft HQ on the banks of the Main Payette River. I had booked a half day, three hour rafting […]