When you’re in the backcountry, anything can happen. Sure, that’s the reason many of us are called there: to shed the distractions of civilized life for the sanctity of the woods where nothing is programmed, and a human is just another animal walking into view.
search and rescue
The grizzly attack-related deaths of a woman in Ovando this month and a man in West Yellowstone earlier this summer have brought the unfortunate reality of the increasingly common encounter between human and grizzly into the news as of recent.
The big Montana sky had darkened, and the wind howled. A loud rumble bellowed through a narrow mountaintop-valley, too intense to be thunder.
Summer is upon Madison County, which means people are taking advantage of the blue skies in the backcountry. But one must never assume to know what Montana’s fickle weather will bring or mazes her forests can create.
Two military helicopters landed in a Sheridan field Feb. 9. The Montana Army National Guard flew into the Ruby Valley from Helena to speak with Search and Rescue teams in the area.