Nature photography, political rants, and Martyman laughs from the ten-time award-winning author Marty Essen

Posts tagged Missouri River

Cliff swallow nests

Cliff swallow nests

Marty’s photo of the day #3762: These are cliff swallow nests, found while hiking along the Missouri River. (Photographed in the American Prairie Reserve, Montana)

Abandoned ranch

Abandoned ranch

Marty’s photos of the day #3737-3743: This is an abandoned ranch we discovered while exploring the American Prairie Reserve, near the Missouri River. Deb thinks it might have been an old government outpost, but I think it was more likely just a private ranch. It had multiple outbuildings and a corral. At first, it didn’t […]

Relaxing on the Missouri River

Relaxing on the Missouri River

Marty’s photo of the day #3721: During our American Prairie Reserve visit earlier this month, Deb and I walked many miles, and our dog, Nellie, more than quadrupled whatever ground we covered. Despite all that exploring, one of our most enjoyable days occurred when we found a grassy section along a high, sheer bank of […]

The American Prairie Reserve! (Post #1)

The American Prairie Reserve! (Post #1)

Marty’s photos of the day #3715: Last night, my wife Deb, our dog Nellie, and I returned from six fabulous days in the American Prairie Reserve. Few people know about this wonderful, remote Montana treasure—and admittedly I’m quite tempted to stay quiet about it. Located along the Missouri River, in north-central Montana, it is one […]

Recent Posts

Categories