Hyalite Creek, Custer Gallatin National Forest, Montana, USA
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Today we’re taking a little fishing trip just south of Bozeman, Montana, to Hyalite Creek, which runs through Custer Gallatin National Forest in the United States. This is one of the most heavily visited recreation areas in Montana, especially for those who like to fish. Late 1800s logging operations in the surrounding forest damaged the habitat for trout in Hyalite Creek, but stream restoration projects have increased trout populations to such an extent that this is now known as a world-class destination for fly fishing.
Even if you're not the fishing type, Custer Gallatin National Forest will delight any visitor. Stretching across more than one million hectares, there’s plenty of hiking, camping and mountain climbing to be done. For something a little different, visit Grasshopper Glacier in the Beartooth Mountains. Inside the ice are millions of the now extinct Rocky Mountain locusts that were trapped long ago while relocating during extreme storms.