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Paradise lost
This isn’t a political post although most issues have political ramifications and all politics are local. The location this time is the resort town of Big Sky, Montana, or more so, the Gallatin Canyon. It’s getting crazy there. The Gallatin River, which flows north out of Yellowstone Park to Three Forks, is bumper-to-bumper rafts on a sunny summer day. Add kayaks and canoes and fisherpeople at every bend in the river, and you have one congested waterway. Are there really any fish left? Despite catch-and-release, the traumatized trout must be cowering in the pools from all the water traffic. Most