Pileated Woodpecker Video I think most people enjoy seeing woodpeckers. And observing a pileated woodpecker in the wild is a special experience. It’s big. In fact, it’s the largest woodpecker found in North America. And on top of that, it has a call that sounds as if it’s direct from the jungle. One of our […]
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 […]
Powerful winds at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park are usually nothing to crow about as harsh winds are common at higher elevations in the mountains. But on the morning of April 9, wind gusts set a record. In the early hours between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., gusts clocked in at a phenomenal 139 […]
While Martin City may not be a balmy Black Sea resort, it is famous for its own form of winter sports. Here we watch brave souls endure brutal wind chills to witness the annual Cabin Fever Days’ bar stool races.
Unlike Yellowstone, Glacier National Park allows no motorized travel during the winter. If you want to explore, you’ll have to bundle up and start walking or gliding. Fortunately last Saturday was a pleasant 15 degrees, a heat wave compared to this whole week. I am curious as to where the liquid water comes from to […]
It felt like winter and it looked like it too, but according to the calendar, winter was still a couple of weeks away. Early snows had melted, then frigid temperatures smacked the region. The combination of melting snow and freezing temperatures left Smith Lake with smooth clear ice – perfect for ice skating. We took […]
The air is cool, the leaves are changing and the bears are fattening. Fattening up with grouse that is! Lurking in the dark about 50 feet down the hill from our house, this black bear came for a visit one night to feast on the grouse that came crashing into our window a couple of […]
For the first time, we hiked all the way down to Hidden Lake – so glad that we did! The hike was amazing but the switchbacks on the way back were terribly steep! Glacier’s ever-changing landscape never fails to please. Snow and colorful wildflowers came together for a beautiful mix of breathtaking scenery. In this […]