Pictures of Montana

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  1. montanachad macrumors regular

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    This is where I live near Helena, MT. We are off the grid - meaning no electric. However we have solar and wind power for lights, running water, tv, computers, et cetera.
     
  2. ClassicMac247 macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely beautiful, my dream is to own a piece of property in Montana or Maine, I want a small little cabin with one room for myself. Hunt whenever I choose to, play airsoft and paintball on my own property, no ridiculous laws like new jersey, ahhh I can't wait.
     
  3. montanachad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Some of those pictures are land for sale. A cattle company BMG has 500, or so, acres for sale around our 31 acres going for 500,000.00. The rest of the land around us is forest service land. Things to remember about living in backwoods Montana: it's Subaru AWD and world class mountain biking; hunting great and the animals realize this and are stealth; winters can get 6' snowdrifts and the road is tricky.....
     
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    Good snowboarding in the winter?

    Wait? 500 acres for 500,000 USD???
     
  5. montanachad thread starter macrumors regular

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    I sled down the hills, but I don't see why the snowboarding wouldn't be good. So, yes! Actually the winters can be, well, crappy - wind, cold, and cabin fever.

    It's ranch land. Like cow crap? Well, the evidence of cows does go away with time.

    I have a lot of these, and more, pictures which make for nice desktop pictures. 1600X1200
     
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    Dude, I would be happy with ten acres,10,000 dollars is nothing, so cheap, if I had more money I'd buy the whole state.
     
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    What is the yearly taxes for 30 acres without state sewer/water? Sorry if the question is too personal.
     
  8. montanachad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Around 1,800.00 per year.
     
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    Here's my picture of Montana...








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    Couldn't resist ;)
     
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    creeeeeeeeepy...
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I've never been to Montana myself but it always looked like the kind of place I'd like to go. It just looks so free and open.
    I spend a lot (or used to at least) of time up on the moors here. It's the only place you can go and really feel disconnected from the busy world below.
     
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  13. montanachad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Verizon Wireless Internet at the top of the hill, in certain parts of my house, or I go into town. I get the jones for a good latte and head to town. :D
     
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    Yesterday I went for a walk around a 60 acre country park, I cannot fathom how big 500 acres would be.
     
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    Very nice, I assume you have to learn to adapt to live like that off the land, I do envy you though :)
     
  17. Melrose Suspended

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    Those are some beautiful shots... It's funny how we tend to ignore the scenery we have around us where we've lived all our lives. Some of those photos looked similar to the area I live, and here I'm going "Ooooh, Montana's so pretty!" Ya know?

    Great shots nonetheless :)
     
  18. montanachad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I do harvest the sun (solar) and wind, but I still go to town for groceries. Other modern amenities I enjoy are Net Flix, eBay, computers, cell phones, et cetera.

    I am sustainable in some ways, but am reliant on services in town.
     
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