Floating Rivers, Yellowstone Park, and Hashing!
Trip Start May 11, 2005
320Trip End Ongoing
After Andy's wedding I flew up to Montana to hang with my buddies (Dave, Pat and Natasha). They were ready to party from the moment I got off the plane! We headed straight to the Madison river with a 30 pack and proceeded to float on down! I thought "no Montana sun could hurt me after being in the powerful Asian sun"....boy was I wrong! I got cooked! After floating the day away we headed a hour south to Big Sky Montana. It was here that I spent the rest of my 6 days! It was good to catch up with my buddies again
After flying back to Washington and picking up Ivory (she flew in from Oz) we drove to Montana. We had to come back so we could get every thing ready for Burning Man. The festival will be it's own entry but getting supplies for 6 days as well as arranging rental cars and all the other little details was no small feat. We did little else than prepare for 3 days!
After getting back from Burning Man we were exhausted
After going full speed for two days in Yellowstone we drove straight to Bozeman to hash in the woods! This was yet another great hash by the Bozeman HHH. There were more dogs than people on the trail! Since it was opening weekend for hunting, the theme of the hash was hunter orange and something furry! We were lucky we did not get shot! One of the beer checks was at a hunters camp who could not have been more confused as to what the hell we were! We all camped that night and once again Ivory was freaked out about the bears!
The next day we hit my favorite bar in the entire world.......The Cat's Paw. Opening day of the NFL..... hundreds of HD TVs showing every single game....Guiness...2 dollars a pint....Chicken fried steak and eggs....5.95....I FUCKING LOVE THE CAT"S PAW!
We finished off our time in Montana, with some amazing hikes,hunting with Dave's dog, and spotting bears, elk, bison, marmots and moose. Ivory saw snow for the first tme and shot her first gun! Just when you think we could not fit any more things in we went camping under the Harvest moon. A crew of people found a sweet spot by the river and naked fire jumping ensued. All in all, a great trip to Montana!