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Springtime on the Madison River

Springtime on the Madison River


Two anglers giving the trout a rest while they take some time to enjoy the beauty of the Madison River near Varney Bridge (Ennis, MT), with Sphinx Mountain (Madison Range) in the background in May 2009.