Paradise Valley #4
from the series Montana : Homage
JM Stauffer © 2013
Montana has been one of my constant and favorite playgrounds since 1976. Over the years my late husband Rick Hubbard and I would spend our summer vacations and most Christmas holidays at his family's ranch in Cinnabar Basin. Some of my favorite memories were forged there and in the Absorkee-Beartooth Wilderness Area and Yellowstone National Park where we hiked, backpacked, fly-fished, canoed, and cross-country skied.
Since 1997, my engagement with Montana has grown to include involvement with the Cinnabar Foundation, Montana's conservation fund, that was founded by my in-laws to preserve and protect Montanans constitutional right to a clean and healthful environment.
A portfolio of images — Montana : Homage — that span my 40 year love affair with Montana can be viewed at my professional website. This series will be periodically added to in years to come.