Wow, look at the grand views of the Yellowstone River Canyon just yesterday! Notice anything?...No smoke to be found anywhere. So far, southwest Montana and Yellowstone National Park are having a great August. Get out there and explore Yellowstone National Park. Discover where southwest Montana's most glorious rivers originate. :)
On the night of August 17, 1959, an earthquake, measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale, rocked the Madison River Canyon, creating what is now called Earthquake Lake. The Earthquake Lake Visitor Center is an excellent place to take a hike and discover the rugged beauty of this section of the Madison River.
Are you looking for some easy fishing this summer? As long as you're willing to spend a couple of hours hiking through the mountains, past wildflowers and mountain streams, then Avalanche Lake, in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, should be your destination. Alpine lake fishing is perhaps the easiest fishing around. :)