Re: Why Did You Go There?
Johns story of how he got to Missoula is similar to how I fell in love with Seeley Lake, Montana. Thirty two years ago I picked up a friend bought us both backpacks, a tent and sleeping bags, headed to Glacier and was determined to learn about backpacking and hopefully catch some trout (something I had never done before). Pulled into a hamburger joint in Seeley about 9:00 pm and while eating we discussed finding a place to fish. After eating the cook came out (20 yr old kid) and said he overheard our conversation about fishing. Long story short he picked us up the next morning, drove and hiked up to a mountain lake and caught the fire out of cutthroats. Still in town that evening, everyone we met wanted to visit and learn about where we lived as well as sharing their hometown stories. Twenty eight years later I was finally able to buy some land in Seeley and become part of their community.
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