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Michael Hoyt
Works at Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club
Attended North Central High School
Lives in Corvallis, Montana
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This picture is of Lake Como.  There is no Cora Lake near Darby, MT nor anywhere else in Western Montana.  Claiming that tourists have not discovered this lake is incorrect.  It is one of the most-visited lakes in the area.  On warm summer weekends, it is packed with swimmers and boaters.
Cora Lake near Darby, MT - July 2014

this is one of the largest man made lakes in Western Montana, and is absolutely serene nearly all times of day during the summer months because the tourists have not discovered it. Huckleberry picking delight in late July/early August. Even wild strawberries.
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lol - I hiked 2 hours daily on the south shore from July 6 to August, 2014 and rarely saw anyone on the south shore trail ... to each his own, since the "crowd" favors the beaten path to the north shore beach area and parking lot with facilities and running water.
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Thanks, Kristin.  More to come, about 1 per week, I hope

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This video is an overview of the many spectacular peaks in the Bitterroot Mountains
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Guidebook Author and Photographer
Writing , Photography
  • Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club
    President, 2011 - present
    Supports Club members as they continue the Club's 25+ year history overseeing maintenance and grooming of the ski trail system at Montana's Chief Joseph Pass. Duties include presiding over Board and Club meetings, planning, coordinating activities, and grant writing.
  • Michael Hoyt Publishing
    Author and Photographer, 2005 - present
    Research, write, and publish books and articles that relate in some way to Montana's Bitterroot Mountains. Products to date include guidebooks, short stories, articles, and one novel.
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Corvallis, Montana
Solsberry, Indiana
Author & Photographer
I am a long-time mountaineer and author of the guidebooks titled "Bitterroot Mountain Summits." and "Bitterroot Mountain Trails - Volume 1" (the first of a three book series).  I am also a major contributor to the world’s most popular mountain climbing website,  My extensive on-line writing includes mountain descriptions, route guides, trip reports, and “how-to” articles about photography and the use of pictures on web pages. 
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Over the past ten years, I have probably hiked and climbed more miles in the Bitterroot Mountains than any other person.
  • North Central High School
    1964 - 1966
  • Malone College
    1966 - 1967
  • Indiana University Bloomington
    1967 - 1971
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