Upper Missouri River Breaks
Posted by: old_user on Jul-08-12 12:16 AM (EST)
I am planning to do my first trip on the Upper Missouri in Montana down river from the Fort Benton area. I have an opening to go the third week of July. I would appreciate knowing what to expect regarding conditions such as climate, bugs etc for this time of year, particularly this year. I usually canoe camp the Ozarks in S Missouri and have never been to Montana before. Many thanks for any feedback.
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Posted by: thistle on Jul-08-12 9:05 AM (EST)
Go to Facebook and search Missouri River Paddlers run by Norm Miller. Join and ask your question there.
Posted by: paddletothesea on Jul-09-12 10:15 PM (EST)
Go to face book as above.
Posted by: BBOLAND79 on Jul-20-12 11:14 AM (EST)
Bring bug protection also. Less mosquitos this yr but there will still be some. Also some deer flies at Kipp Landing. Sun will be intense at times. Wind can be strong at times (usually upstream). Thunderstorms are always possible. Shore lines in places can be muddy. I was told camping on private land usually isn't a problem as long as you dont litter or start a grass fire. The Cottonwood trees break easily so don't put your tent under one if its windy. Good hike at Eagle Creek camp. Short loop into some hoodoos. Other hikes also into the cliffs. Take your time and explore the hikes. Bob
Posted by: pdlgsltd on Aug-22-12 4:40 PM (EST)
There are places you can find teepee rings on bluffs above the river. very cool. And, yes, I have paddled into the upstream wind on the Missouri, it can make for a long day.
Posted by: paddletothesea on Aug-24-12 1:41 PM (EST)
Hes been there done that, trip was two months ago Thanks thou
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Posted by: ppine on Sep-08-12 12:27 PM (EST)