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Category Archives: Montana
Backpack to the “Not Unduly Spectacular.” Curly Lake, Tobacco Root Mountains.
I’m trudging up the steep trail to Curly Lake, thinking – somewhat crabbily – about the Montana Hiking guide’s description of Curly Lake as “not unduly spectacular.” I haven’t been there, and right about now I’m wondering why we chose … Continue reading
Posted in Backpacking, Hiking, Montana, Nature, Outdoors Tagged Curly Lake Montana, Not Unduly Spectacular Lakes, Tobacco Root Mountains 16 Comments
Bigfoot in the Park and Other Wonders of Glacier
Yep. Bigfoot. Just check out the Montana Road and Recreation Atlas. I’m not making this up. So get out there and look for him! After Bigfoot hunting, head to the west side of the park to the Polebridge Mercantile … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Hiking, Montana, Nature, Travel, Wildlife Tagged Bigfoot in Glacier, Bowman Lake, Granite Park Chalet, Grinnell Glacier Trail, Highline Trail, Kintla Lake 11 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
Herons: the Zen and the Not-So-Zen
Herons have always seemed particularly Buddha-like to me, despite their distinctly non-chubby physiques. They stand in a meditative trance, perfectly able to stay that way for as long as they want. When they’re fishing they’re masters of patience, ever … Continue reading
Posted in Birding, Montana, Nature, Wildlife Tagged Great Blue Herons, Heron Rookery, Zen Herons 6 Comments
Early morning, Many Glacier Campground, June 6, 2015 Something is crashing through the willows at the edge of our campsite. I put down my coffee and stand to see what is making such a racket. I see three shapes through … Continue reading
Posted in Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Wildlife Tagged Glacier National Park, Many Glacier Campground, moose calves, moose family 24 Comments
I’m sitting on the side of a steep hill, scoping out a stunning Golden Eagle nest. The eagle in the nest is doing the same thing she’s been doing for the past 6 weeks – laying in the nest. … Continue reading
Posted in Birding, Montana, Nature, Wildlife Tagged Golden Eagle babies, Golden Eagle nest, Golden Eagles 13 Comments
They’re out there. You know they are. The critters are all around us, watching…they know we’re there, that’s for sure. If we’re patient, we might find them. There’s someone on this snowy Yellowstone hillside. Do you see him? No? … Continue reading
Posted in Birding, Montana, Nature, Photography, Wildlife Tagged Camouflage, hidden critters 11 Comments
Being Here, Being Now
I’m sitting in a meadow near Harrison Lake, watching a pair of Short-eared Owls courting high above me. Their soft “wup-wup-wups” and the wing-clapping of the male is surprisingly loud, even when they’re hundreds of feet away. A pair … Continue reading
Posted in Birding, Life, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Wildlife Tagged Harrison Lake Montana, Northern Harrier, Short-eared Owls 18 Comments
Spring in Yellowstone? How Can You Tell?
Blowing snow, blowing wind….freezing my tush off. Springtime in Yellowstone. A ghostly coyote wanders through the blowing snow. I don’t imagine he’s too impressed with the weather, either. The trade off, of course, is an empty park. And … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Hiking, Montana, Nature, Wildlife, Yellowstone Tagged Grizzly tracks, Spring in Yellowstone, Yellowstone wolves 19 Comments
The snow geese are landing, the eagles are in their nests, and the meadowlarks have found their favorite fence posts. Nature keeps on truckin’, and all’s well in this little corner of the world… Happy spring!
Posted in Birding, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography Tagged bald eagles nesting, Freezout Lake NWR, Freezout Lake snow geese, spring in Montana 14 Comments