One of Montana’s foremost voices on wilderness issues is Doug Peacock. He’s a decorated Vietnam veteran who says the time he spent in wilderness helped him recover from the psychological trauma he suffered in combat. Peacock continues to work with groups that bring a new generation of combat vets into wild places.
Late July in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness area: a sweeping cloak of flowers still silently blooms on a high alpine meadow. Some are rare; all are beautiful. There are few places like it, even in Montana.