Pileated Woodpecker The largest woodpecker, with a call direct from the jungle. The pileated is one of our favorite birds in Montana.
Holiday Chestnuts For the first time ever I had the pleasure of eating chestnuts roasted on an open fire at the annual Whitefish Christmas Stroll. The atmosphere was gay and filled with holiday cheer. Stores stayed open late and merchants offered goodies to passersby enticing shoppers inside. In the spirit of the season, shoppers pulled […]
The rain let up Saturday afternoon and for the first time, we attended the Whitefish Winter Carnival parade. While Blaine Kern may make better floats, we’ve never been to a Mardi Gras parade that served pizza. Instead of being themed after old Greek gods, this parade’s theme was that all American god, war. Whitefish knows […]
Think of a ski resort and mow the trails with that in mind. _________________________ It was hard to imagine that on the 24th day of September when leaves were changing color and starting to fall, the temperature outside was 88 degrees. What better opportunity than a summer-like day to mow the trails in preparation for cross-country skiing this […]
A record number of people visited the park this summer, which, depending on the time of day, made it difficult to find a decent parking spot along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. This was the case on the afternoon we decided to hike to Piegan Pass. Unable to find parking at the traihead, we parked at a pull out along the road at Siyeh Bend. […]
After a restless night at the Sandman Motel, thanks to the 2nd story turquoise-neon-light that kept our room aglow, we arrived at the parking lot to Kootenai Falls. It was fairly early in the morning and we were the first to arrive. Word of caution here. Traveling west out of Libby, Montana, the sign to […]
No sooner had Mallory come inside from cleaning up the garage when she spotted a large dark animal on the lawn. Processing that it was not a deer, she announced that there was a bear in our yard. I glanced out of the window, and saw the bear standing under a tree approximately 15 feet […]
Life stinks. It’s smelly. It’s filled with odoriferous scents that make us gag, hold our nose, and turn our heads! Open your olfactory senses and inhale. What do you smell? Animal poop, human poop, vomit, rotten eggs, sour milk, decaying corpses, warm blood, garlic breath, stagnant water, body odor, dirty dumpsters, garbage, sour onions…the list is […]