Jeep ride up Olson Mountain

Dad, Bridger, Winter (standard poodle) and I took a ride in Dad’s 1964 Willy’s Jeep up to the top of Olson Mountain yesterday. A welcoming committee of Rocky Mountain bighorn rams greeted us at the top.

We were less pleased to see a plume of smoke rising to the north of us. […]

Bannack Days

On Saturday, I visited Bannack, Montana for Bannack Days in the company of my dad, uncle, son and cousin.

It’s always fun to see the period costumes and events. Dad spent hours visiting with a blacksmith while the rest of us walked around Bannack and took rides in horse drawn carriages.

I was a […]

For a Good Cause

For a Good Cause, originally uploaded by BigSkyKatie.

My cousin, Tim Ryan, Nashville song writer and recording artist, returns home to the Mission Valley each year, putting on a benefit golf tournament and Writer’s Night at the Mission Valley Country Club to raise money for the Mission Valley Scholarship Fund.

This year’s event was […]

71st Annual Folk Festival

Last July I reported how much my family and I enjoyed the 70th Annual Folk Festival, held in Butte, MT. Last year, being my introductory experience with this event, I had low expectations that were far surpassed by the wonderful entertainers. I commented on some areas in which I thought improvements could be made […]

111th Annual Arlee Celebration

On Independence Day, I, once again, enjoyed the pleasure and privilege of attending the Annual Arlee Celebration as a spectator/visitor.

I enjoy everything about the powwow — the drums, the singing, the dancing, the regalia, the ceremony, the culture, the tradition… I also appreciate the honor and respect paid to Veteran’s on Independence Day […]