Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Snow and Turkey Report

It is that time of year again in western MT, the time when one and all hunker down indoors and celebrate with family and a boozey drink of choice. For those of the fisherman persuasion add to this a compulsive checking of snow-tel sites and sitting desk-side building an army of bugs for next season. Hunting season drawing to a close means the last push to be outdoors is exhausted for a few months, just enough to allow cabin fever to set in and the prospect of breaking ice on the Missouri to be very, very entertaining. This is the season of cross country skiing and porter beer, thick and dark beer after an afternoon in the powder. Add a hot-spring run or two and you have the full winter of outdoor activities covered.



NRS frame in this picture somewhere

Snow is coming slowly but surely to the mountains this year. As the great turkey holiday approaches Missoula and Bitterroot valleys are getting sunk into a major winter storm system: First big snowfall of the season just in time for he long weekend! Piling up in the hills is what we want to see, making the bucks move around and building a summer's worth of water for later.

Follow MT. precipitation like a fiend here:

Montana Snow Precipitation

Turkey & Giblets: 

Without a doubt Thanksgiving is the best, best, BEST part of the holiday food season. The turkey may take center stage but I am a major sucker for stuffing : It only shows up one day a year (similar to the monarch butterfly) and is basically just bread soaked in turkey essence, plus spices and bacon if you are  of the hedonistic persuasion. Pumpkin pie of course coming in a close second because there is always room for pie. With the low drone of football in the background family and friends gather around an over-loaded table and arm wrestle over who gets the drumsticks. Ahhh I love the holidays!

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