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 […]
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 […]
For the first time in my life I had the pleasure of eating chestnuts roasted on an open fire! Holiday cheer filled the air at the annual Whitefish Christmas Stroll. Stores stayed open late and merchants offered goodies to entice shoppers inside. In the spirit of the season, shoppers pulled out their credit cards and […]
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.
Cute Bear Cubs! It’s always fun to capture a bear of any size on trail cam! But two cute bear cubs wrestling one another? That’s special! Watch baby bear antics while mama bear relaxes nearby.
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 […]
This pleasingly plump black bear ambled through our woods. He’s obviously gorged himself on huckleberries in preparation of winter.
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 […]