Montana

Montana road trip 2022, part VI: Hebgen, Cliff, Wade, and Earthquake Lakes

(Read parts I-V of this series here.) August 17, 1959. It was a clear, moonlit night in southwest Montana’s Madison River Canyon. Nearly three hundred tourists slept peacefully in various campgrounds and cabins. Nineteen terrifying seconds later, the canyon – and their lives – had been changed forever. At 11:37pm, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake –… Continue reading Montana road trip 2022, part VI: Hebgen, Cliff, Wade, and Earthquake Lakes