Heading into the wilderness is part of life in Montana. Here are some wild stories about the backcountry.
It seems wrong to say that Columbus elk hunter John Chepulis was lucky. He’s lying in a Bozeman hospital intensive care room hooked up to a ventilator to help him breathe, heavily sedated and fighting pneumonia. But his situation could have been much worse.
A Cooke City skier trekked into the Hayden Creek drainage on Thursday and found convincing evidence that Oly the Welsh corgi indeed was buried alive and dug his way out of an avalanche that killed one of his owners just north of Yellowstone National Park.
BIG TIMBER — After outfitter Cameron Mayo had to shoot an injured mule to put it out of misery and it took four trips to carry the pack animal’s gear 350 feet back up to the trail, he knew he was in for a long day at the office.
After spending almost two weeks in July wandering on their own deep into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Jim Cain’s two English cocker spaniels seem to have recovered from their re-enactment of “The Incredible Journey.”