Trombotore Trail

Trombotore Trail

This trail is located on Bearwallow Mountain just 13 miles from home. It is a beautiful trail through private land enclosed in a deep ravine. The trail descends from the trailhead for a little over a mile to the creek. After crossing the creek, the trial ascends to the divide and onto Pisgah Pastures meadow. … Continue reading Trombotore Trail

Pisgah Inn

Mt. Pisgah

The parkway was open between Hwy 276 and the Aboretum, so we took advantage of it and drove up to quickly hike Mt. Pisgah. It's a rare treat that the parkway is open during the winter months. The trail was a bit wet and soggy, but the weather was beautiful. There were a lot of … Continue reading Mt. Pisgah

Pingue rubberweed

Pingue Rubberweed

I am not sure I have this correctly identified. I is everywhere on the roadsides near White Sulphur Springs in Montana. The leaves don't look exactly like the pictures I have found online but they are similar and no other flower I can find comes closer to the characteristics of this little clump of flowers. … Continue reading Pingue Rubberweed

Swoon Quilt

Swoon Quilt

Pattern: Swoon by Thimble Blossoms  By: Camille Roskelley Fabric Collection: MODA, "Over the Rainbow" Collection By: Edyta Sitar Thread:  Auril 2370 for piecing and quilting Batting: Quilter's Dream 80/20 Dimensions: Before Quilting: 95" x 95" After Quilting:  92" x 92" After Washing and Drying on low in dryer:  85" x 85" So, I had a … Continue reading Swoon Quilt

View from top of Mt. Pisgah

Mt. Pisgah

3 mi round-trip Tread Condition: Moderately RoughClimb: Climbs ModeratelyLowest Elevation: 4980Highest Elevation: 5730Total Elevation Gain: 750Configuration: Out-and-backStarting Point: Mount Pisgah Parking Area, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 407.6 Pisgah Inn View View Downtown Asheville Bear Poop Tower on Mt Pisgah View of Cold Mountain

Point of View Quilt

Point of View

Quick Project with (nearly) Instant Gratification This block pattern, designed by Terri Vanden Bosch, won the 2016 Accuquilt GO! Block Design contest. It is complicated enough to be show worthy, while at the same time, small enough to complete in a couple of days.  Her fabric choices were not something I would have thought of, … Continue reading Point of View

Skyline Trailhead

Skyline Trail

September 9, 2017 2.0 Miles Round Trip from Exclamation Point - Elevation Gain: 472' After several years of closure, the Skyline Trail was re-opened in September of 2017. Apparently, the original trail was closed after a toddler fell to its death. Ā Since then, the trail has been re-routed and fencing was added at the top … Continue reading Skyline Trail

Sluice Boxes State Park

Sluice Boxes State Park is located at 38 Evans Riceville Rd., Belt, MT --- Latitude/Longitude: (47.212 / -110.935). The 7.5 mile trail begins at Riceville bridge and hikes along soaring cliffs and precipitous ledges.  Remains of mines, a railroad, and historic cabins line Belt Creek as it makes its way through the canyon carved in limestone. We drove to … Continue reading Sluice Boxes State Park

Mountain View Trail

North 40 Hike

Morning hike by myself. I hiked clockwise the Mountain View Trail Loop and the North 40 "T" in 1 hour and 12 minutes. I stopped and took a lot of pictures along the way.  Of course, I had to take pictures of flowers as well as the landscape.  I uploaded the hike on my Ramblr … Continue reading North 40 Hike

North 40 Sunrise

Sunrise on June 24, 2017

Well, it's a few days past the summer solstice, but I finally remembered that I wanted a picture of the sunrise to document how far the sun swings to the north over the Castles.  It looks like the sun goes just to the right of the big knob. North 40 Sunrise

Bridger Mountains

Good Morning from the North 40

Good morning Montana!  The temperature at 11 am is 66 degrees and it is a glorious sunny day. The wind is blowing steadily. All of the grasses are beginning to go to seed and it looks so pretty blowing in the breeze. Hopefully, today, we can open the house up.