The Montana State Park where I Refrained from Jumping Off the Cliff

The whoop and cry of the braves. The startled bellows of the bison as they plummet to their death. The schthichk of skin ripped from flesh. The chanting murmurs of the butchers. Wood smoke. Dust.  Blood crushed grass. Raw meat, slowly heating in the sun. This is the pishkun, the deep blood kettle. For over … Read more

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Bear Aware in the Big Sky

While on the topic of the great outdoors, it is important to point out that a vast majority of the state is “Bear Country.”  This means that while enjoying all the outdoors have to offer, it is important to be Bear Aware! So, Question One: What attracts bears? Garbage Dishes/Pots Coolers Food Pet Food/Bowls Camp … Read more

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Top 10 Reasons to Go Camping

Having grown up in Montana, camping has been a family activity since day one.  For me, and many others born and raised in this beautiful state, camping is a way of life, a staple if you will.  One of my fondest memories is from the Two Medicine Campground in Glacier National Park, the day I … Read more

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The Backbone of the World

I remember taking a family road trip to Glacier National Park as a child.  Driving from Helena, MT to East Glacier, we carefully followed US 89 (a route known as the National Park to Park Highway as it connects twelve National Parks, but we will save that for another post).  As we followed the trail … Read more

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Where Have all the Blog Posts Gone?

It’s been a busy month for Virtual Montana, and you may have noticed the number of blog posts went way down. First, we ran our Montana (March) Madness Bracket, and then, as soon as the madness of March wrapped up, we started promoting the four videos we entered in the Montana Film Office’s Real Montana … Read more

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Vote in the Real Montana Film Contest

The Montana Department of Tourism is sponsoring a film contest on The Audience Awards. The films are minute long clips featuring the filmmaker’s favorite places, foods, events, activities, and animals in Montana. So naturally we (and all of the folks at Tempest) jumped on the chance to make films celebrating Montana. We have entered four … Read more

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