Jim and I have been working hard on our Mountain Modern house design via SketchUp. While we're making real progress on the computer, I wanted to show you some actual progress we've made at the build site. As you can see from the above picture, we finally opened up the Swan Range views on the… Continue reading One Step Closer to the Dream
Our dream involves spending time in wild places among wild things. We're grateful for those who had the foresight to preserve our wilderness areas. The folks at the National Forest and Park Service Departments also deserve our thanks. They provide needed stewardship and valuable resources at NPS Visitor Centers and NFS HQs for both locals… Continue reading Journey to a Dream
Our Montana winter experience was magical, beautiful and active, just the way we like it. We found lots of winter activities, including Downhill/Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fatbike Winter Rentals/Trails, and Sledding near Whitefish, MT. We stayed in a downtown Whitefish condo that was within walking distance to great restaurants, shops and grocery stores. Send me a… Continue reading Playing in Snow
Perfect location close to the West Glacier National Park entrance and Flathead Lake offers an abundance of wildlife and outdoor recreation.
San Grato botanical gardens are a mecca for park visitors and plant lovers – particularly in April and May, when the azaleas and rhododendrons form a fragrant carpet. The San Grato gardens are situated above Lake Lugano on the hills of Carona, between Monte San Salvatore and Monte Arbostora. From Lugano, take a bus to… Continue reading San Grato Parc Lugano Switzerland
This trail starts at the Two Medicine Lake campground and follows the shoreline, until you start a long, hard uphill climb for a rewarding 13 mile roundtrip adventure. We parked by the trailhead at the back of the campground and took the trail from that point. The trail starts level, has nice views of the… Continue reading Dawson Pass, Glacier NP
We had gorgeous weather during our trip to NE Montana this July! It was a bit dryer than normal and Big Sky was BLUE! You'll want to get to Trail 717 by 7am to ensure a parking spot. You'll gain 1,279 feet in 3.1 miles on this moderately rated trail. Any time we venture out… Continue reading Jewel Basin, Mt. Aeneas