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The Wonders of a Trip Into the Hills

Today, we decided to do something different an take a trip into the mountains near home, in search of huckleberries. I was hoping that we’d find enough for a cobbler and some jelly. The area we went to is only 8 miles from home, but the elevation is about 2,000 feet higher. We went there three years ago and got a huge amount of huckleberries. I knew that there were also wild blueberries there.

What I’d forgotten is that the year before last, there was a forest fire in that area. I’d not gone up there since the burn and it turns out that the fire burned in exactly the place where we were going.

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Anyway, this is where we ended up. I didn't get to take pictures of three bald eagles that were busy fishing, but all in all, this was an exceptionally wonderful and blessed day. It is so nice to be able to get away now and then, even though we weren't very far from home. 

It is amazing that even with the destruction caused by wildfire, there is always beauty, scenery, and abundant wildlife here in Montana. People sometimes wonder why I tend to be upbeat most of the time. This is the reason why.

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Written by Rex Trulove

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