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 […]
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. […]
While at the kitchen sink, I saw a stellar jay with a chunk of something in its mouth. Looking towards the barrel, where Buck’s head was (thinking the jay was stealing some meat), I saw that the head was gone. Upon further investigation, Buck’s hide (that was in another barrel close to the house) was […]
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 […]
Since moving to a home that is heated by wood, I’ve had to greatly improve my wood splitting technique. (I had no technique, now I have a little. I’m no expert, but these methods have worked for me.) Tips for successful wood splitting: -Look for a log that has a natural split […]
We happened to stumble upon the annual end of season “pond skimming competition” at Big Mountain.
Sunday morning started out favorably as I woke up to find a blurry picture of myself on the front page of the Daily Interlake. We had attended the Mountain Man Rendezvous on Saturday in search of trapping and skinning demonstrations. None of those activities were to be found, but we did try our skills at […]