My name is Dusty Winslow. The View of the Bitterroot
is a collection of
articles that tell the stories of the people who live in the Bitterroot Valley in
Western Montana. It talks about the things they do as well as the ideas and
current events that are important to them.
If you can imagine when you look at a map that the western edge of the state
looks like the profile of a face, then the Bitterroot Valley is the nose.
The Bitterroot River flows out of the Bitterroot National Forest and runs
north through the Valley alongside the Bitterroot Mountains. They’re all
named after the state flower…you guessed it, the bitterroot.
The Valley is a great place for an outdoor person. There’s fly fishing,
hunting, rafting, hiking, and rock climbing. We have deer, elk, moose,
turkeys, wolves, mountain lions, chipmunks, bears and trout…lots of trout.
There are plenty of indoor sports as well involving adult beverages, co-ed
events, and bodily functions.
The people of the Valley are friendly and hard working folks. They’re proud
of their logging and agricultural roots. Most of the logging has been
stopped by the courts, so tourism and fly fishing are taking over as the
So check out my latest article
and enjoy the view. If you have any comments,
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