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Category Archives: Camping
Six Days in Grizzly Country: A Backpack in the Scapegoat Wilderness
If you’d told me twenty years ago that my 61 year old self would even think about spending six days backpacking in grizzly country, I’d have laughed you out of the room. Wasn’t gonna happen. I wouldn’t even consider … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Montana, Nature, Outdoors Tagged Hobnail Tom Trail, North Fork of the Blackfoot, Scapegoat wilderness hikes 16 Comments
Travels with my Coffee Cup
My coffee cup has had a good life. And it ain’t done yet.
Posted in Camping, Hiking, Life, Montana, Outdoors, Southwest hikes, Travel Tagged coffee cup adventures, happy coffee cup 14 Comments
Camping at the End of the Road: The Loner’s Guide to the Best Campsites
Some of our best friends are people. We like them. And sometimes we even like to go camping with them. But more often than not, we* prefer to camp alone, and we’re perfectly happy if we don’t see … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Camping, Montana, Nature, Travel, Yellowstone Tagged Boondocking, camping off the beaten path, free campsites, Gravelly Mountains camping 25 Comments
The Missouri Breaks: Back to 1805.
On our second day in the Missouri Breaks we heard a four-wheeler grinding its way down the steep road to our camp on the banks of the Missouri. A few minutes later a grizzled and weathered rancher with a border … Continue reading
Glacier: Kintla Lake at Summer’s End
Summer is short at Kintla Lake; even in late August the nights are getting cold, the days are shorter, the squirrels are madly caching food for the winter, and you feel like the weather could turn at any moment. … Continue reading
Posted in Camping, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Travel 13 Comments
Road Trip: Bannack Ghost Town
July 17, 2013: Flash Flood in Bannack. The annual Bannack Days celebration was scheduled last year for July 18 and 19, and we thought it would be fun to go check it out. The rain gods, though, had something … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Camping, History, Montana, Nature, Travel Tagged Bannack flood, Bannack ghost town, Bannack Montana 8 Comments
Exploring Rainy Lake
We have a new toy, and I’m just loving it. The cool thing about our new kayak is that it’s inflatable, which means we can fold it up and put in the camper. And it’s a cinch to blow up. Check … Continue reading
Posted in Birding, Camping, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Wildlife Tagged inflatable kayak, Innova Swing II kayak, loon with baby on back, Rainy Lake Montana 21 Comments
Really Forest Service? You’re Locking Us IN????
We came through this gate on Saturday. On Sunday it was locked. No other way out. Are you kidding me??? I am generally just fine with the Forest Service. I haven’t always agreed with their decisions, but I think they do a … Continue reading
Spring in Glacier: Short and Sweet
Mid-June is definitely not summer in Glacier National Park. The snow is starting to recede, and the wildflowers are just starting. Nights are cold, but the long days and lack of crowds make it a great time to visit. Last … Continue reading
Posted in Camping, Hiking, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Wildlife Tagged Big Horn sheep, Glacier National Park, Iceberg Lake Trail, Many Glacier Campground 21 Comments
It’s Snowing Geese!
The snow geese are migrating, and earlier this week they were headed right for me. I’d heard that there were 35,000 snow geese at Freezout Lake in central Montana, so one afternoon we loaded up the camper and ended up … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Birding, Camping, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Wildlife Tagged Freezout Lake, Freezout Lake snow geese, Snow Geese, Snow Geese migration 25 Comments