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Snow Geese in the Fog: Shades of White and Gray

Freezeout Lake, Fairfield, Montana. Seventy-thousand of them, and it looked like we’d get skunked and not see a single one.    We’d arrived later than we wanted because of the dense fog that was blanketing central Montana.  We parked at a spot on … Continue reading

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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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Three Seasons of Glacier

Fall: Kintla Lake Winter: MacDonald Creek Summer: Highline Trail, Many  Glacier, St. Mary

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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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What do ya know – these things intersect!

Venn diagrams kind of annoy me.  I mean, I get the concept – the idea of the intersection between two separate sets – but doesn’t it seem like we get a bit carried away with the need to put everything … 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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