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Upper Missouri River

For years my friend Curtis tried to convince his hiking buddies that canoeing was another great way to experience the outdoors.  So a few of us slipped off our trail shoes and spent four days in water sandals in one of the best adventures ever (July, 2008).  Curtis chose about 45 miles on the Upper Missouri River between Coal Banks Landing and Judith Landing and with some friends from Havre Montana organized a wonderful trip.  We spent four days on the river, paddling through a beautiful section referred to as the White Cliffs (see Wonder section).Beginning our canoe trip on the Upper Missouri River from Coal Banks Landing, paddling downstream (Hard to imagine the Corps of Discovery in spring 1805 traveling up river against this current)

Tranquility, the Upper Missouri River, Montana

Exploring the White Rocks – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Curtis examining a large pedestal rock (toadstool) – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Steve canoeing downriver – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Stopping for lunch – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Pelicans along the shore – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Stopping for the day – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Evening along the river – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Looking downriver toward Hole-In-The-Wall – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Camp site, Citadel Rock can be seen upriver – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Hiking near Hole-In-The-Wall – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Enjoying Hole-In-The-Wall – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Walking atop the rock, Hole-In-The-Wall – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Group photo, Hole-In-The-Wall – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Pelican in flight – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Moonrise along the river – Upper Missouri River, Montana

Concluding our voyage – Upper Missouri River, Montana

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