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 […]
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 […]
Be careful when you look out of your kitchen window. You may get more than you bargained for!
Deer having an autumn breakfast on the lawn of the little cabin in the snowy woods.
Note: Just so you can’t say I didn’t warn you, there’s a picture of a dead animal at the end of this post. Adventure on the edge of the wilderness in Montana can take on many forms… David and I often see deer while cycling along the bike path in Kalispell, and I […]
Although I knew the views would be lovely and the Mission’s spectacular, the thought of our annual drive to Moise and the hours and hours of driving around the National Bison Range didn’t thrill me. I hated to think that I was getting cynical about this national treasure, but then I realized it wasn’t the […]
David and I took a leisurely drive into the heart of the Flathead Valley. Farms and ranches dotted the landscape, under a turbulent sky. Curious horses in fuzzy winter coats graciously posed for pictures, before we stopped at Fairview Cemetery, where it was incredibly cold. A […]
Upon hearing the story of Erin Bolster and her spirited horse Tonk charging a grizzly to save an 8 year old boy from imminent danger while on a trail ride in the Flathead National Forest near Glacier National Park, I thought of my brave little girl Eileen and our intrepid trail guide Esther. I’m sorry […]
Learning of an Idaho woman’s attack by a mule deer reminded me of a startling experience I had on a recent evening stroll. It was after sundown, and dark. Instead of talking about our kids or the social order, we were silent. Block after block we walked. About half way through our route as […]
On Wednesday, a 57 year old man who was hiking with his wife in Yellowstone National Park’s backcountry was killed by a grizzly bear. Considering that we go hiking in grizzly country ourselves, David remarked that no one had called to ask if he was the victim. Someone once asked him, “Did you ever notice […]