You know summer in southwest Montana has arrived when you can safely navigate the channels of the Valley Garden fishing access site near Jeffers, Montana. Just getting to your favored stretch of water is summer in a nutshell...fecund sites and smells of wildlife and greenery everywhere. I wouldn't miss this event for the world. :)
On this particular trip in late June, I came across a deer, the resident Osprey overhead, and a Sandhill Crane, who allowed me to share a stretch of water.