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Getting one-up on Smith River misery

More than 2 feet of snow fell in an April 30, 2010, storm on the Smith River, Mont. (Courtesy photo)
More than 2 feet of snow fell in an April 30, 2010, storm on the Smith River, Mont. (Courtesy photo)

RIVER RUNNING -- Last week I posted an item and photo  to illustrate how this year's wintery spring made it tough on anglers launching to float Montana's Smith River on April 22.

So a friend reminds me, with the photo above, that April 30, 2010, on the Smith River wasn't like a tropical vacation, either.

Facebook friend Todd Hoffman says Montana doesn't have a corner on the cold spring weather:

"I ran the Jarbidge River this weekend (on Idaho's south border). There was 4 inches of snow at the put in, and it got down to 27 degrees at night."

 




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.







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