The original plan for today was to write about my first trip down The Smith River. I would have gotten off the river last night after a five-day stint working a gear boat for Lewis and Clark Expeditions on an outfitted trip. Unfortunately, camping on that river got closed on the 4th of July due to bear activity and then closed to fishing a few days later because of high water temps. On the bright side of things I had some time off from the shop to explore a few of the freestone treasures we have here in Montana’s Rocky Mountains. Here are a few iPhone shots I took of some truly beautiful places while wandering around in the wilderness in search of trout.