September has been full of exploration. Always one of my favorite times of year, this time I’m actually getting outside more than usual. A quick tour:

1. The daily wanderings, around Bozeman. Getting out despite waning daylight, weather, and such.

2. Working on some stories about Yellowstone National Park. A week on horseback in the backcountry.

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New Project: Montana Backcountry

Here’s a new side project I’m working on with a few friends: Montana Backcountry – a new adventure blog. The four of us spend a lot of time cavorting around the mountains, but we all have different interests and passions.  Hunting, skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, wild game recipes, trail running, rafting, climbing, camping with toddlers. And so on. Whether you want inspiration or arm-chair adventure … I’ll be posting there from time to time.


At Elk Camp

From a few weeks ago—great tree shadows in the wall tent at elk camp.  Spend a few nights sleeping next to a babbling stream, walking through the woods, stoking a wood fire, and eating gourmet camp food and it’s easy to see why these men never come home during hunting season. Now I beg to go, too; this time around, I played camp cook and practiced some Dutch oven cookin’.

Backpacking in the Pintlers

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.