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PostPosted: July 27th, 2018, 4:25 pm 
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What I did on my summer vacation. :D
A bucket list experience for sure. I would HIGHLY recommend.
Perhaps some explanation is in order.
You have to be in a lottery to get a slot to float the Smith River. Only 9 parties per day are allowed. My friend Jeff got a permit this year and invited us along with 6 other people. And are we ever glad he did. 5 days of floating and 4 nights camping in the wilderness in MT. You put on at Camp Baker and take out in Ulm, MT 60 miles later. Bear protection is required, hence the bear fence. ;) And we carried bear spray and locks for the coolers. Only ONE bear was spotted. :( But lots of fish were caught, Bald Eagles and Juveniles abounded as did Geese and Mergansers. SOME beer may have been consumed. :) Good food and the company was excellent. Then we spent 2 days fishing the Missouri in Craig, MT. Ginormous fish were caught there, just not as many as the Smith. 1 fish at the MO equaled about 4-5 on the Smith.

2292 mi r/t from my house.

pics here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/S3g6NWbymDnoLy357


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PostPosted: July 28th, 2018, 6:31 am 
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Sounds like a great trip and some great pictures.


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PostPosted: July 28th, 2018, 8:23 am 
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Looks awesome. I have always had my eye on that type of trip.

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PostPosted: July 28th, 2018, 9:08 pm 
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Beautiful - thank you for sharing that!


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PostPosted: July 31st, 2018, 5:44 pm 
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Salmosebago wrote:
Beautiful - thank you for sharing that!


My pleasure. 8)


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PostPosted: July 31st, 2018, 6:59 pm 
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What a fantastic adventure!


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PostPosted: August 2nd, 2018, 1:07 am 
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That's on the list for sure. I've been offered a spot on a Smith trip before and had to turn it down... Someday.


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PostPosted: August 5th, 2018, 12:28 pm 
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pushaw wrote:
That's on the list for sure. I've been offered a spot on a Smith trip before and had to turn it down... Someday.


Well don't turn it down again!


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