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Old December 5th, 2008, 21:43
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Hi I am wondering if there are any people in here from Montana. I live in Missoula, Mt but originally from Shoreline, Wa. Just wondering where people go wheelin in Montana.

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Old December 6th, 2008, 03:40
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Montana rocks. I'll look up some names and places for you tomorrow. I was there a few months ago and ran some amazing trails, up to 12k feet and beautiful alpine lakes. I've seriously thought about moving there.

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Old December 6th, 2008, 03:46
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some girl i used to work with lived in Montana. she moved back there and loves it. I guess there is some nice wheeling spots but not sure where she was from.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 07:12
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A few pics from my last Montana trip. The place is just epic....









We were near White Deer or Deer Lodge or Deer Lick or some damn place. I just know there was a deer involved, will advise.

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Old December 6th, 2008, 07:23
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Got a little hot across some mountain passes. I was cursed with mechanical issues during that entire trip, but I made it eventually.



Them some crazy sum'bitches out there! That used to spell out CRAWL in fire before riding though it on a pit bike seemed like a good idea....



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Old December 8th, 2008, 21:21
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A few pics from my last Montana trip. The place is just epic....

We were near White Deer or Deer Lodge or Deer Lick or some damn place. I just know there was a deer involved, will advise.

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Deer Lodge is at exit 184, does that sound about right?
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Old December 12th, 2008, 03:54
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ok dude, I grew up in Montana and learned how to wheel there. One of the best places that me and my buddies always went to and still do when I go home to visit is a little place called the Benbow Jeep trail. It is about a 25 mile long trail that is pretty challenging and there is a bunch of old mining equipment there. There are trails all over the place and even campgrounds. It is a very popular place for families to go ride four wheelers and such. Why did you have to bring up Montana, now I am home sick.

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Old December 12th, 2008, 03:58
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Sorry forgot to tell you that it is near the stillwater mine outside of Lewistown, pretty close to where you are. I would also reccomend that you go to a sporting goods store that sells fishing stuff, they usually have good topo maps for like 5 bucks, pick one up pack your ruck and let the adventure begin. You would't believe how much fun it is to try navigating through the unknow mountains of Montana with only a topo and a compass. Just be sure to bring some extras incase you get weathered in. One more really fun place is the prior mountains near Bridger, make sure you pack a gun up there though don't want to surprise any bears without some way to stop em.
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Hi I am wondering if there are any people in here from Montana. I live in Missoula, Mt but originally from Shoreline, Wa. Just wondering where people go wheelin in Montana.

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Check out http://www.montanabackroads.org/ ( a great little club right there in Missoula ) and email Willie. That man is a wealth of knowledge and can give you a list of trails that would take you years to run. If you make it over the divide to Helena, let me know and I'll be glad to show you a bunch of good ones too.
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