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In the evergreen forests and rocky slopes of the Big Snowies and the Judith and Little Belt mountains you can pursue numerous outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking, rock climbing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. The utter isolation of the region enhances the experience, but be sure to get supplied in the larger communities of Lewistown, Great Falls, or Billings before making the trek out to the mountains.
A well-appointed local outfitter, Don's Store carries a wide selection of fishing and hunting gear and outdoor wear, plus optics equipment such as binoculars and spotting scopes. 120 2nd Ave. S, Lewistown, MT, 59457. 406/538–9408 or 800/879–8194.
High Plains Bike & Ski sells many brands of alpine and bicycling equipment and can rush-order cross-country-skiing equipment. Call before you go, because hours vary. 924 W. Water St., Lewistown, MT, 59457. 406/538–2902.