Pages Navigation Menu

Missouri Breaks

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 0 comments

Trekking deep into the wilderness in search of Elk can bring you to places where no other human has traveled in years. One great place to do this is in the Missouri Breaks in Eastern Montana.  The desert terrain of the land, with the addition of the constantly moving mountains of sand and dirt carved from the overflowing Missouri river, makes the land very difficult to explore.  The first European’s to explore into this territory were the Lewis and Clark expedition which warned of the perils of land the land including the prickly pears(whose thorns caused Lewis’s foot to swell with infection), the Grizzly Bears, and the threat of the “Gumbo” when it rains (Gumbo refers to deep slippery mud that forms in the Breaks even with a small amount of rain). Lewis concluded that no one would ever settle on this land....

Read More

Eastern Montana and the Missouri Breaks

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 1 comment

About to leave for Colorado for 3 weeks to hunt elk at high elevation. Sadly I will not have cellphone or internet to keep in contact with the outside world. But, in the meantime here is some photos I was able to take in between filming elk hunting in the Missouri Breaks and Antelope hunting in eastern Montana. We began this trip by staying at a Hutterite community in an old abandoned farm-house in the middle of the plains. The Hutterites who thrive off the profit of their vast amounts of land and farming live here disconnected from the world. They rarely make contact with outsiders,so to say the least they enjoyed our company. When on the farm, however disconnected from the world, the world still finds you in the form of nuclear missile silos. Supposedly, very anti-war even...

Read More

Go West Continued…Western South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek, South Dakota | 0 comments

Left Brookings, South Dakota and my great girlfriend on Saturday and headed West towards Montana where I will be filming a wildlife/hunting show for the next three months. During the 12 hour drive to Billings, Montana I moved through the plains of the Northwest and watched the gradual change in the landscape.  While travelling many of the same paths as the Lewis and Clarke expedition I felt as if I was living a history book. Many of the rivers and mountains I stopped to photograph were historical markers where either Lewis, Clarke, or Sacagawea had paved the way West. While travelling across the plains I began to grasp the harshness of the terrain. The dry climate has caused a land void of life and full of run down remnants of past boom days.  Old crumbling ranches, abandoned cars, and rusty farm equipment litter...

Read More

First day out in Montana and the Mountain Lion Run In

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 2 comments

This was my first day out in the Montana wilderness and I have already had a once in a life time experience. A cougar came out of the trees and sat staring at us in the middle of the road. Many people live there their whole lives and never see one....

Read More

Go West-South Dakota

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Go West U.S., Places to Trek, South Dakota | 0 comments

Started the engine in Pennsylvania and bolted off like a bat out of hell towards the West Coast. The stir crazy feeling of staying put in one place for too long had finally become too heavy for me to handle.  Just in the nick of time I was invited to head to Montana to film a wildlife hunting show for Dan Bantley’s show “Taxidermy Trails” which airs on the Outdoor Channel. I originally planned on flying, but when I found out my girlfriend had been offered a job at South Dakota State University I decided it was better to drive plus it fit more into the adventurers spirit-style of travel.  I prepared my mental state by reading “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” a book that follows a man and his son on a motorcycle trip across the Northwest which becomes less of...

Read More