There are a variety of reasons for which I have learned to love Missoula. The first and foremost is because of all the opportunities that Missoula offers to the outdoorsman. For starters there is enough quality trout water to keep even the most avid fishermen content, next there is unlimited hiking in any of the multiple wildernesses and national forests that border the city limits. Also let us not forget that amazing community life that Missoula is known for! Enjoy these pictures of Missoula and the surrounding areas.
Every great river town needs a few fly shops to please the fishermen. Missoula is home to 4 of some of the best (as well as many chains), my personal favorite is Grizzly Hackle.
My most recent fishing trip landed a few quality ones, here is what my first cast did for me.
One night I decided to drive to the Montana/Idaho border and take some star pictures. Unfortunately the moon was incredibly bright so I took some other interesting pictures. Enjoy!
I realize that is has been a while since there has been any activity on the blog, but do not fear for there are many pictures to come. Recently, I was without a camera and so it was difficult to attain pictures. Now that I have a camera once again, I will be able to post more often. The weather has been unseasonably warm of late, so many days have been spent on the river. Now for some pictures!
Fall has come and gone and winter has smashed in like a wrecking ball. Over the last few weeks I have had many opportunities to get out and do some fishing. I spent the majority of my time on Rock Creek, because of the proximity and the wealth of fish. Fishing in the winter is entirely different from any other time of year. Even though I have fished Rock Creek many times, after the first snowfall it felt like a completely different area. I was also able to take a few friends fishing, and we were all lucky enough to catch some fish. This will be my last Montana post for a while since I am returning to Pennsylvania for winter break, so enjoy these last few pictures of the west. Even though I am not yet left, I already miss Montana and cannot wait to come back for spring semester. Missoula is a magical place and once you come here there is no leaving.
Before I get into the rest of the pictures, I would like to take a few sentences to reflect on my first semester here in Missoula, Montana. When I first left home in August, I was a little nervous about moving to an area where I did not know a single soul. In this global community that we live in today, it is rare to be in a place where there are no familiar faces. I decided that I would make this new beginning into a fresh start. During these last four months I have met many amazing people who have made Missoula feel like home, instead of a place away from home. Everyday I wake up and look out my window at the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and I am incredibly grateful to call this place home. Now before I get too sappy and poetic I better start showing some picture of what I have been up too.
I hope you all enjoyed this post and I wish everyone a happy holiday season. Do not forget to get outdoors and enjoy this lovely winter season.