12 Blog Favorites from 2012

Shadows of the RMKK people at Smith Lake


Another year has come to an end and we sincerely hope that we have entertained and informed you in 2012. Thank you for visiting RMKK and sharing your lives with us. We are grateful for your feedback and goodwill. May you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous NEW YEAR!


It has become a tradition to share 12 blog favorites from the past year that we hope you will enjoy revisiting or reading for the first time. This year’s articles include adventure, humor, and reminiscences – along with beautiful photographs that help tell the stories. Also, we think Wes’ column is witty and fun and we have included one of his articles on the list. We hope you will enjoy this flashback of 2012 and share your favorites from RMKK with friends and family!


JanuaryFoys Lake- Nature’s Pure Perfection – After a hike on a slippery trail, we take to the ice for an afternoon of skating on the glass-like surface of Foys Lake. Twelve photographs and a video help to convey the indescribable feeling of an ice skating adventure on clear green ice.

FebruaryMardi Gras in Montana? – Nothing compares to Mardi Gras in New Orleans as you will discover in this article about the party and costume contest at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell.

MarchTea, Toast, Duck Eggs – There is more to hunter safety than learning how to handle a gun.  Find out in Tea, Toast, and Duck Eggs!

AprilMy 365 Project – Just as the year is coming to a close, so is Marlene’s 365 Project. Through taking a photo a day, it became a documentation or photo journal of 2012. This article explains what it is like having to take a picture every day. It’s harder than you might think.

May Muzzle Loading Rendezvous on the Frontier – Fun and adventure abound in this article about the mountain-man-black- powder-shoot in the extraordinarily beautiful countryside of Eureka, Montana. Fourteen gorgeous pictures in this post. More photos on Facebook.

June – I Will Survive – Cycling to the Loop on the Going to the Sun Road – It was difficult, but the RMKK People survived the grueling ascent on their bikes to Bird Woman Falls on the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. It was worth it! The downhill ride was exhilarating! They met some nice folks along the way and encountered wildlife too.

JulySee the Sights Before the Sun Sets – “Far away in northwestern Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped corner – the Crown of the Continent.”George Bird Grinnell – See what you can see in a day in pictures at Glacier National Park.

AugustPicking Wild Huckleberries – People in Northwestern Montana look forward to huckleberry season, and picking them on Big Mountain where the scenery is outstanding makes for a sweet adventure.

September – Geocaching in Bear Country – Travel up the wild and scenic Northfork of the Flathead and discover what it is like to go geocaching in bear country.

OctoberWhere in the World is Wes?No longer a housebound Tabby, Wessie officially becomes a feline of the forest.

November – The Spirit of the West: Unchanged – A historical look at the pioneering spirit and rugged individualism that is still present in the people of Montana.

DecemberThe Year Santa Had a Rubber Beard – A delightful holiday poem of a Christmas when Santa had a rubber beard and nobody noticed.


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