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Wild West Adventures – For Ladies Only!

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Wild West Women’s program at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch near Emigrant, Montana. This program books months in advance and I was fortunate to get in when they had a last-minute cancellation from May 11-16. There were two other dates offered this month as well, from May […]

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Montana Wild

Montana is blessed with lots of room to roam. After all, we are the fourth largest state in the nation, following Alaska, Texas and California. The state encompasses a total of 147,040 square miles of land, with the actual land area of 145,470 and water area 1,570 square miles. With a population of 1,069,000 and […]

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Taste Our Place | Montana

Montana is known for many things – mountains, prairies, stunning landscapes, wildlife, Native American culture, western heritage, dude ranches, cattle and sheep ranches and more. What remains in the background is the unique cuisine found throughout the state, much of which is grown locally. The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development has created a […]

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A Winter Ranch Vacation

When winter arrives in Montana we don’t hibernate, we recreate! There are many winter activities available in Montana. Downhill and cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding, snowboarding, dog sledding, sleigh rides, ice climbing, and yes – mountain biking! And of course, the perennial family favorites – building snowmen and having friendly snowball fights. […]

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Riding the Range

Western movies have long inspired folks worldwide to take a western ranch adventure vacation. Westerns date back to the early 20th century through the 1960’s and beyond. The films have commonly centered on the life the cowboys and cowgirls who ride the range to watch over their land and cattle. Although the “wild west” depicted […]

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Gems of Montana

Montana sapphires and Montana agates have shared honors as the state’s gemstones since 1969. A distinctive sapphire is mined here and is known as the “Yogo” Sapphire. This name refers to sapphires found in Yogo Gulch near Lewistown, MT. The first sapphires were discovered in Montana in 1865 in alluvium along the Missouri River about […]

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