How you know when elk hunting season is just around the corner. Howling for da bulls.
Yesterday, I was on this ridgeline above Queener basin. Today I am completing Hour 12 of computer work. My eyes are weary and I’m wishing, wholeheartedly, that my legs were aching in a tent somewhere.
Sidenote: Two days of hiking and we only ran into three people. If you want spectacular views, alpine lakes, and an actual sense of solitude, this is a great destination.
Don and Eric are now co-owners of a lightweight tipi from Seek Outside. This was her first trip — a quick backpacking excursion into the Pintlers. Roomy (with three), airy, and solid during a windy, at times rainy, evening. So roomy that I didn’t even get gassed out.
Summer is Missoula, Montana, elicits a giddy high. Biking home from the brewery after a visit with friends, breeze in your face, the world a playground, and sunsets such as this, which glowed with the smoke of wildfire season.
A contrasting sky on my ride home tonight. To the north, great blue skies, and to the west this growing smoke plume.
One of the best things about August. Time to live on kale slaw.
“What? You’re cold? I’m toasty warm in your sleeping bag.” #dogs #dogswhostealsleepingbags#spoiled #camping #montana
Spontaneous #roadtrip camping #olddog style with tucker. #montana #river
The #morning #commute, as seen from the #bike #handlebars. #missoula #montana
From my visit to Glacier National Park’s native plant nursery: whitebark pine seedlings, native grasses, and the nursery yard. To find out more about this unique little nursery inside a national park, read my article in GreenTalks newsletter here.