Spring has arrived and it is time to get outdoors and enjoy nature in the high country. Prospectors respect the environment. Please set a good example. When you take a ride in the woods, take a few trash bags with you. Please help pick up the litter that scars our land.
"When you defile the pleasant streams and the wild bird's abiding place, you massacre a million dreams and cast your spittle in God's face." ~ John Drinkwater
By: Marlene Affeld
I am continually amazed by the disrespect of Mother Nature that many people exhibit. I am angry!
Last season, a prospecting buddy and I went up to the high country. As always, we had our shovels and gold pans. We intended to try our luck on a narrow drainage we had noticed on a previous trip. Our adventure was also a wonderful opportunity to enjoy NW Montana’s incredible fall foliage and hopefully view some wildlife. The journey to Barber Gulch on Oregon Creek was spectacular; the tamaracks were in full glory, their needles shimmering in the sun like molten gold against a cloudless cobalt sky. A perfect day to enjoy the woods, or so we thought.
Celebrate Earth Day! Plant a tree!