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    The NW Alpine Blog of Alpine Pursuits

    Castle Mountain, Montana - July 6-7, 2019 - Bracken Spencer

    Castle Mountain, Montana - July 6-7, 2019 - Bracken Spencer
    It was a late start to an already late start. The plan had been to hit the West Fork of Rock Creek trailhead, located outside of Red Lodge, MT on July 5th for a solo two nights and three days of backpacking and climbing several of the high peaks in the Beartooth Mountains of south-central Montana. 

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    Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

    Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.
    I heard this phrase from my dad so many times growing up that when I heard it I would just roll my eyes and think, yeah dad, whatever. While there are questions about the origin of the saying, it gained popularity in the 30’s and 40’s during the austere times of the Great Depression and resource shortages of World War II. 

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