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Category Archives: Hiking
Let’s start with the weird. A baby Great Horned Owl should be cute, right? But this guy…just plain scary. Owls are often walking the line between cute and horrifying. Not sure which side these two fall on: Muskrats could be … Continue reading
December 3, 2014. Around 1:30 in the afternoon, about 24 degrees. We’re at the May Creek trailhead near Wisdom, Montana, ready to head out to the May Creek Forest Service Cabin that we’ve rented for a two-night stay. My … Continue reading
This looks like a pretty good fall campsite, don’t you think? Lots of afternoon sun , reflected warmth from the canyon walls during the night, nice clear water in pot holes fifty feet away, and even a cute little … Continue reading
It doesn’t get much better than spending days wandering the canyons and gulches of Cedar Mesa, looking for rock art and ruins. Sometimes you know exactly what you’re looking for, since many folks have been there before, and the … Continue reading
It’s not unusual to come upon plumes of steam coming from the ground when you’re hiking in Yellowstone. You just walk around the vent, and keep on your way. Sometimes though, the steam in front of you is not … Continue reading
“Whoa…what’s that?” Margaret stops dead, pointing into the trees. I don’t stop in time and smack into her backpack. I look where she’s pointing in the woods off to the right of us but don’t see anything. “What? I … Continue reading
It was 89 degrees and dead calm in the Skalkoho Creek valley when we left. Now the wind is howling, and I’ve put on an extra shirt and the fleece jacket that I just threw in at the last moment, thinking … Continue reading
We’ve been hiking down Bear Trap Canyon for a couple of hours now, and I’m more than ready for lunch. I stop by a big log, turn to Bill and suggest that this would be a good stopping place. “Well, … Continue reading
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