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Top ten reasons not to visit Montana, Ever

post #1 of 21
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Seems legit, although they seem to have forgotten the whitefish fog...

 

http://www.backcountry.com/explore/the-top-10-reasons-not-to-visit-montana-ever?cmp_id=sm_fcbkexp37

post #2 of 21

Back when Ted Kaczynski and mad cow disease were in the news the bumper sticker read "Montana-- where the people are mad and the cows are sane"

post #3 of 21

"#10. ITS ACTUALLY IN CANADA"  This needs to be changed as everybody knows Montana is not part of Canada 'cause if it was then Montana would have had universal cradle to the grave government health care for the past 50+ years.

 

How about: #10. Calgary is the nearest big city.

post #4 of 21

GREAT, Montana is becoming more like Oregon, come visit, spend money and then go home! Please don't ski out our powder. # 10 is backward, being close to Canada is not a negative, it's one of the attractions of MT.

post #5 of 21
Am I to assume, since it wasn't mentioned in the article, that there are now women in Montana? I haven't been there in a while.
post #6 of 21

# 11 you have not yet received an official "thumbs up" from Sibhusky.  

post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by noncrazycanuck View Post

# 11 you have not yet received an official "thumbs up" from Sibhusky.  

Well that doesn't exactly narrow the field a whole lot.
post #8 of 21
#12. Fly fishing is sub-par.
post #9 of 21

  Despite being born and raised in Montana, I wouldn't recommend it. It's kind of ugly here:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  zenny

post #10 of 21
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#12. Fly fishing is sub-par.

I don't know about this #12. I've never been to Montana in summer, but I hear that they have a ton of flies there and a lot of mosquitoes to go after as well.

post #11 of 21
Sorry I'm late to the party. Saw that thing the other day, naturally it's making its way around Facebook. Have been offline due to health problems. Now, of course, up at 4am to make up for it.

I saw the list and thought it was sort of belabored, but did resonate with the "part of Canada" thing as so many (close to all?) of our visitors in the Flathead valley, 365 days a year, are from Canada. Many of them probably consider themselves to be locals by now.

The article was busy trying to outwardly discourage but actually encourage, always a tough line to take. But if Backcountry is taking heat for missing out on our bars, they deserve it. If the Bierstube is the best bar in Canada, then clearly it deserved a mention.
post #12 of 21

Moving to Montana soon,

gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

post #13 of 21

According to TCC, the number one reason is you may run into this guy.

post #14 of 21
Hopefully, he's down with those Big Sky/Yellowstone people.
post #15 of 21
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I don't know about this #12. I've never been to Montana in summer, but I hear that they have a ton of flies there and a lot of mosquitoes to go after as well.

You are correct, but the flies and Mosquitos are so well fed, they will not take bait.

Also, the Bob Marshall Wilderness is so boring.
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Moving to Montana soon,

gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

 

Love the Frank Zappa reference!

post #17 of 21

I was amazed at the number of comments from people who were apparently unable to understand that the article was satirical in nature.  :dunno

post #18 of 21
Well, at least one of them was pretty young. And, like I said, it's tough to write an article that pretend to be negative while yet trying to entice. I think people got confused. Think how many people read The Onion and think it's real.
post #19 of 21

The Onion isn't real?

post #20 of 21
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Am I to assume, since it wasn't mentioned in the article, that there are now women in Montana? I haven't been there in a while.

 

Good thing nolo isn't running the show here anymore, you'd be banned for life with a statement like that.  

 

 

(j/k nolo, if you're reading this...) 

post #21 of 21
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The Onion isn't real?


The Onion is now real enough so that they are attempting to charge for it. That model has not worked well for other sites, although a few thrive.

 

At least you don't have to pay admission to enter Montana. Although they might search you at the border for guns. If you don't have any, you're not allowed in - unless you buy one (or, preferably, several) at the store located conveniently just inside the border. (And just inside the Idaho border from Washington, we have ... Cabella's!!)

 

When crossing into Canada, on the other hand, you should always have a pair of hockey skates in your vehicle to demonstrate that you are worthy of entry. We're picky up here, ya know. :D 

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