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Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Aug 10, 2017 - 09:24am PT
Butte's got the pit and the Yankee Doodle pond and you know yuppies will NOT live with that reality in their backyard; that kinda stuff is better in other's living environs.

Butte will continue to sleep.
TwistedCrank

climber
Released into general population, Idaho
Aug 10, 2017 - 09:38am PT
Butte will continue to sleep.

Yah, but Butte is 15 minutes from Montana after all.

Just don't raise children there, unless you want some really weird sh!t to happen.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 10, 2017 - 10:13am PT
My town is better than your town. So is my dog.
Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Aug 10, 2017 - 10:16am PT
Just don't raise children there, unless you want some really weird sh!t to happen.

Sounds more like Anaconda to me...

I love Butte and the surroundings; took a trip through the batholith on Sunday to escape the smoke and happened on some coo stuff in terms of MTB trails and killer boulders w/out any chalk.

If you don't have at least 3 generations of blood spilled about Butte, you really will never fit in to their culture. Doug Ammons is working on a pretty cool book about Butte. It'll be based on a mine disaster but he has had to add a helluva lot more about Butte after his initial and now continual research. I used to frequent a coffee zone here and chat with, or I mean listen to his latest discoveries for his book. I can't wait to check'r and if Butte interests you at all, you should check it too!!!
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2017 - 08:50am PT
Timid - great to hear from you. Burns seems nice and is close to the Steens! Hope to get out that way this year.

Enjoy the blackout : )
Captain...or Skully

climber
Boise, ID
Aug 11, 2017 - 12:00pm PT
He's right. Burns is a great town.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Aug 11, 2017 - 12:29pm PT
Curious why Baker is a long shot? I know nothing about the town but I looked at some pictures and it looks like it has the necessary ingredients. Mountains, historic downtown, etc. I wonder what, exactly, the secret sauce really is???

I watched Flagstaff turn from sort of a seedy logging town to outdoor chic over a span of not really that many years, though it had a skiing / climbing / river running culture for a long time. And of course a university.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:33pm PT
and university students gotta get some sleep too ... student housing under construction at NAU
Credit: hooblie
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:59pm PT
No Sh!t Skully! You seem to be posting fairly regularly these daze. Hope yer feeling well.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 12, 2017 - 10:27pm PT
MT is simply too far north to house the next sleeper town . . . it exists at a more southern latitude for sure.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Aug 13, 2017 - 08:24am PT
Sleeper town? I want a sleeper planet, this one is getting too crowded
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 13, 2017 - 09:52am PT
MT is simply too far north to house the next sleeper town . . . it exists at a more southern latitude for sure.

And almost certainly in Colorado or California.

Just keep thinking that, and convincing others to think it, and the really good places will stay really good.
kpinwalla2

Social climber
WA
Aug 14, 2017 - 07:39am PT
Walla Walla

Blue Mtns. 20 min away, largely devoid of humans. Decent Mountain biking. Fantastic road bike riding. Two small ski areas within 1 hour drive. Wallowa Mtns. 2 hour drive, Columbia River 30 min drive, Spring Mtn. rock climbing 1.5 hour, other smaller chossier areas within one hour. Very nice climbing gym, 120 wineries, 3 breweries, 2 distilleries, 2 weed shops, great restaurants, thriving arts scene, symphony, chamber music festival, 3 colleges, a "real" town with old homes and streets lined with huge old trees. Fantastic local fruits and vegetables (and wine and beer), and friendly people. Not full of "body-Nazis" - people can converse on topics other than their latest training regimen and athletic accomplishments. Started to take-off before the last recession and bumper stickers started showing up with the slogan "Don't Bend Walla Walla".
Da-Veed

Big Wall climber
Bigfork
Aug 14, 2017 - 09:55am PT
Definitely not Montana it sucks and there are no mountains! I hear Texas is nice, try there.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Aug 14, 2017 - 10:19am PT
Walla Walla is not a bad bet as they go...
Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Aug 14, 2017 - 10:35am PT
If on average, if MT was 2k higher we'd be in fantastic shape for being a nice healthy zone to live in. Our fire season, lack of abundant alpine style climbing, choss heaps, knap weed and lack of diversity will keep us in a sleeping state of a state. Also, it can be hard to understand how a lack of diversity affects you if it it something you are used to or like having. I don't necessarily mean it by just your surroundings but mainly when you have casual convos with your friends and acquaintances who only have experience with a white world.
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