Lewis & Clark Caverns Candlelight Tour 2012

For several years I’ve wanted to do the Lewis & Clark Caverns Candlelight Tour. This year it worked out. I’m so glad it did! It had been many years since last I visited the caverns, and I had forgotten how fantastic that subterranean wonderland is!

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It turned out to be a great day, after all…

Today my sister and I met a truck driver friend at the rest area near Opportunity, MT to show him around the Deer Lodge Valley. We were sure, just sure, that we’d be able to find some good raptors along the East River Road in the Deer Lodge Valley, or bighorn sheep in the […]

Winter Arrives

Winter solstice is a couple weeks away, but winter has arrived in Western Montana. From me, winter gets a friendly “Welcome!”

The sub-alpine fir trees up on Lolo Pass are one good storm away from turning into snow ghosts.

Also welcome was a visit from a flock of pine grosbeaks to […]

Falling into Winter around Missoula – 2012

I enjoy the changes of seasons, not just that we have season in MT, all of which I enjoy, but I enjoy the transition from one season to another.

As autumn “falls” into winter, there are so many beautiful sights to enjoy.

Fly fishermen enjoying the fine fall day in the Clark Fork River […]

Yellowstone, October 18-21, 2012

The family and I enjoyed a four day fall weekend in Yellowstone National Park October 18-21, 2012.

The Park was relatively quiet. The fires of September weren’t kicking up smoke, the elk rut was winding down, migratory birds had largely departed, the bears were playing hard to find… But, of course, there was still […]