Tag Archives: Hikes

Into Grizzly Country: Half Moon Park in the Scapegoat Wilderness

I’m afraid of grizzly bears.  Especially at night.   In a tent.  In the wilderness. And, as I’ve mentioned earlier, this fear has kept me from backpacking in Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks.     It’s frustrating, though — Montana is full of gorgeous … Continue reading

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The Crazies

Hiking Montana, by Bill and Russ Schneider, rates the climbs in their book on a scale that starts at Category 5 and ends with Category H.   Category 5 hills are defined as “a slight upgrade, while Category H hills are ones “that make … Continue reading

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Ghost Signs, Ghost Town, and a Snowshoe to a Sad Cemetery

Today we headed for the ghost town of Elkhorn so that we could snowshoe to the  old Elkhorn cemetery, which is on a hilltop about a mile outside of town.  The nearest town to Elkhorn is Boulder, Montana, a little town … Continue reading

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Yellowstone in Winter: Let Sleeping Grizzlies Lie

I’ve never come upon a grizzly bear while hiking in the backcountry, and that’s just fine with me.    I’ve backpacked  a time or two in grizzly country, but never in Yellowstone or Glacier.  I just know that I’d be wide-eyed … Continue reading

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Ranger Cabin + Caviar + Cosmopolitans = the perfect winter solstice

One of the charms of Montana is that we can live in town, but decide on the spur of the moment to rent a ranger station for the night, pack up, and be at the trailhead in a couple of … Continue reading

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Two Montana lookout towers

Ever thought about what it would be like to be on top of a mountain in a lookout tower in a thunderstorm? Our first visit to McCart Lookout, near Sula, Montana, was in late June, which is thunderstorm season in … Continue reading

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Coyote Gulch: Truly memorable.

Coyote Gulch, near Escalante, Utah.    A stunning 4 day backpack that Bill and I took in May, 2007. We started at the Hurricane Wash trailhead, and hiked in about 5 miles to our first camp, near the confluence with Coyote Gulch.  … Continue reading

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