Darn it, I thought as we approached the turn off to Moise and noticed snow on the mountains of the National Bison Range. I had a hunch that the Red Sleep Drive would be closed, but it wasn’t confirmed until we arrived at the visitor’s center where a ranger told us that 3 inches of […]
Week 1 The orange sign with the green 4H clover was propped on the rural mail box marking the turn to Lapp’s farm. After a long cold winter the snow was melting and the road to the farm-house was muddy. As we passed the white farmhouse, I noticed that it looked empty and said that […]
Beargrass is popping up all over Northwest Montana. It is a beautiful plant to see in nature and also to photograph. However, beargrass has very little to do with bears and isn’t actually a grass. Beargrass is part of the lily family. When not in bloom its slender leaves make grassy clumps that […]
The Red Sleep Drive of the National Bison Range opened May 11th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day. As a rule, we visit the range in May and this year was no exception. After spending approximately an hour at the Ninepipes Museum in Pablo, where we learned about the history of the area, we arrived at […]
Glacier National Park has many facets, one of them being the lush rainforest-like environment on the west side of the park. Easily accessed from the Going to the Sun Road, the Trail of the Cedars boasts huge red cedar, hemlock, and cottonwood trees. Spongy moss and cold clear water cascades over colorful boulders enticing […]
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness can take on many forms and one of them is watching wildlife. 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 are strutting their stuff. As in […]
Be careful when you look out of your kitchen window. You may get more than you bargained for!
On May 8, 2010, I published a blog post titled “10 Ideas for an Outdoorsy Mother’s Day”. The post received some feedback, but the Squidoo Lens I made on the topic has done pitifully – at least in the internet traffic department. I was hoping to inspire moms to get active and do something other […]