The Strong Survive Seven months ago, I posted a video to Facebook titled “Sometimes Life Sucks”. In the clip was a deer with a broken leg, stumbling through the pitch dark woods in a snowstorm. Life couldn’t get worse, however, we knew that nature would soon end his terrible suffering. Guess who came by on […]
It’s rare that we catch a fox in daylight. This one appears to be carrying a small penguin in his mouth.
The explosion of the shot pierced the early morning quiet of the forest as I was about to prepare myself a bowl of baked oatmeal. “Already?” I thought to myself. Looking through the window, I saw David sitting quietly in his chair beside his truck. It was a cold and damp morning, so I grabbed […]
At last – a forecast of “partly sunny” after several days of rain. Now was the opportunity to grab our packs and head out to the Jewel Basin for our annual fall hike.The Jewel has some of the best displays of fall color and I was looking forward to the drive up the mountain to Camp […]
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness can take on many forms and one of them is watching wildlife and learning about the turkey trot. Toms and hens have been having a wild turkey parade on our lawn; the gobblers having harems of 20 or more females! It’s mating season and the males […]
It was once mused that the character of a city is formed by the character of its founders; this rings true especially when we discuss the towns of the Flathead Valley. Late in the 19th century, the city of Kalispell was brought to life by settlers hailing from all across the country. They all shared […]
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness can take on many forms… We crossed the railroad tracks and were heading into town when I made the decision to stop at Depot Park. My family and I had passed the park going to and from town since moving to Columbia Falls; the park is small […]
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness in Montana can take on many forms… Moving to a new home is like a whirlwind, a flurry of activity, a tumultuous time of excitement, confusion, and disorder. It’s a time of change to be embraced. And if you let it flow, out of the chaos […]