Summer 2013 on the Middle Fork of Rock Creek

collage fire 2013

This summer there is a different twist to visiting the ranch on the Middle of Rock Creek.  Montana’s 2013 Fire Season has started off in a flurry.  About six miles south (as the crow flies) is the Moose Meadows Fire; presently at about 2500 acres.  Thankfully we are not threatened by the fire as it continues to grow since being started by lightening last Thursday and smoke seems to be drifting mostly south towards Georgetown Lake.  The Forest Service and Sheriff have closed access to the area except for residents (and guests) so it’s almost like living in a gated community – only in the middle of the wilderness!!  If you are staying with us this summer, don’t worry; you will be stopped at the turnoff then you will just come back as usual.  The helicopters fighting the blaze can be seen from the deck dipping water out of the East Fork through the day.  I guess you can call that a different type of bird watching.

Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch had it’s first International visitors this week.  Delightfully the Kingswell group from Canada, both British Columbia & Toronto, arrived with fishing gear, food and beverages.  They were followed by the Rohner family all the way from Switzerland!  It really is fun to see our little slice of heaven get International attention but truly all the guests who have joined us from around the great United States have made our Montana vacation rental adventure a terrific experience.  Fishing, sapphire hunting, hiking, star gazing or checking out the Philipsburg Brewery – we seem to be able to offer enjoyment to many walks of life.

whitetail doe and fawn across the creek from the cabin - courtesy of the Rohner family

We have a few cabin and vacation rental openings left in September and would love to have you visit us on the creek.  September is a great time to fly fish and sightsee.  The deer and elk will start to shed their velvet and are beautiful to watch and listen to as they court.  There is something about an elk bugling that brings to mind Montana memories of fall and the fact that winter will be coming soon.




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