It’s rare that we catch a fox in daylight. This one appears to be carrying a small penguin in his mouth.
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. […]
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 […]
The mountain men were a lonely breed. But when they had fun, they really had fun. After Lewis and Clark’s 1804-1806 exploration of the West, fur trading posts opened up all around this harsh land and attracted men who weren’t afraid to brave the isolation and danger of the wilderness. These mountain men had some of […]
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness can take on many forms… It was a nuisance changing the chainsaw blade. After we accomplished that, the girls bucked more wood for the woodpile and I took to the task of raking the last of the maple leaves. The leaves were pretty, but I […]
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness in Montana can take on many forms… I followed my husband into bear country, he didn’t take his GPS, and we got lost. I will follow him anywhere, sometimes against my better judgment. It never does me any good to complain and to be fair, I must add […]
We happened to stumble upon the annual end of season “pond skimming competition” at Big Mountain.
What is Pond Skimming? Pond skimming is an annual springtime event at ski resorts that dates back for decades. For the uninitiated – such as myself a few days ago- pond skimming involves skiing down a snowy slope into a pond while attempting to cross to the other side without falling into the icy […]
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 […]
We were on the road between Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton when we saw the bear jam. We figured it was a bear jam, at least I did. But, it could have been buffalo, elk, or moose. Buffalo had caused a major traffic jam earlier in the day when they insisted on taking their good […]