Into the Outdoors
Posted by Roger Phillips on July 30, 2014
Riders can take the Tamarack Express chairlift up 1,700 vertical feet and ride the resort's trails back down the mountain. It will be the only opportunity this summer to ride the lifts, and there will be about 15 miles of trails available.
The lift will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $40 per rider. The event is being hosted by Wild Rockies, which had a race scheduled at Tamarack that day. Registrations were low, so Wild Rockies owner Darren Lightfield canceled the race, but will still run the lifts for recreational biking.
He said the $40 gets you more than a lift ticket. There will be a raffle, refreshments, and discounts at the lodge for ticket holders.
Posted by Roger Phillips on July 23, 2014
The Owyhee River system and reservoir are facing serious drought, but the river’s famed trout population below Owyhee Dam will likely survive the summer.
Posted by Roger Phillips on July 22, 2014
Here's a cool article from the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks about its 1974 decision to stop stocking trout in streams.
Posted by Roger Phillips on July 21, 2014
I took a bike ride Sunday morning to check it out and was impressed by how nicely the new facility blends into the terrain. There's an outhouse, information kiosk and parking. The lot will be a good way for folks to get onto the Polecat trails from Collister and not have to park in the culdesac. The could be open by July 26, according to Julia Grant, Foothills open space manager.