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Backroads of Montana

The Great Outdoors (No. 150)

Backroads of Montana tells stories near Seeley Lake, Great Falls, Lolo and more.

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Backroads of Montana | The Great Outdoors

Backroads of Montana tells stories near Seeley Lake, Great Falls, Lolo and more.

Backroads of Montana returns with another episode titled “The Great Outdoors.”

Retirement is busy for a special group of volunteers that comes to Montana every summer.  The longtime friends all hail from a community college in Tucson, Arizona, and they serve as hosts for the campgrounds near Seeley Lake.  Their wisdom and hard work are leaving their mark, not just on the campers and campgrounds, but on the community of Seeley Lake, too.

You may think working on a Montana ranch is one way to disappear, but not at Lolo’s Dunrovin Ranch.  Someone’s always watching.  But, that’s all part of the plan.  Cameras stationed around the ranch allow the world to participate in the daily ranch happenings without leaving their homes.

A sure sign of winter is when Montana’s rivers freeze. We’ll observe the quiet and beautiful process of ice forming on a western Montana river, and learn a little science along the way.

It’s touted as the most visited state park in Montana, but Giant Springs State Park means much more to the residents of Great Falls.  It’s where they continually return to recreate and reflect.  In 1991, Giant Springs was one of our first Backroads adventures.  Now we return to rediscover this treasured area.

Backroads is hosted by Montana native William Marcus.