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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Those Stories Do Have Endings!


I recently read a story about two young men who paddled their canoe from Butte to the Pacific Ocean, completing the 1,300-mile journey in 52 days.

I read the initial story when they began the trip on Silver Bow Creek. I never expected to read a story about the conclusion.

During my time working for both the Livingston Enterprise and the Bozeman Chronicle I wrote and edited a number of stories about such trips. Plenty of would-be adventurers have grand visions of starting a float trip near the Continental Divide, headed either east or west to reach the coast.

Each summer they’d stop in...

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