A Personally Challenging Hike Stats (Per my AllTrails tracker): Distance: 5.3 Miles Elevation Gain: 2,011' Difficulty: Difficult Location: From Bozeman, MT take Highway 86 N toward Bridger Canyon. Drive approximately 20 miles and take Fairy Lake Road on the left. The trailhead is approximately 7 miles. Be advised that Fairy Lake Road is rutted out … Continue reading Sacajawea Peak in Bridger Range
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
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
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
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.
While in Big Sky, we reserved a table at Buck's T-4 Ranch for our Valentine's dinner. It was awesome, as always. Phil seems to never order anything except Bison tenderloin and he did not disappoint. He ordered Bison tenderloin. 🙂 I, however, stepped out and ordered a wild game pot pie with rabbit and pheasant. … Continue reading Valentine’s Dinner 2017
We took a few days and flew to Montana to ski Big Sky to celebrate my 60th birthday. Big Sky Ski Resort has had a lot of snow year and their base was in the neighborhood of 8 feet. As it happened, the weather gave us a bit of a warm up while we were there. … Continue reading Big Sky 2017
Bridger Bowl, Bozeman, MT We had an awesome time skiing with friends in Bozeman at The Bridger Bowl. It is approx. an hour drive from the North 40 so we don't need to pay for accommodations. The ski resort is municipal, owned by the city of Bozeman. Driving up to the resort from our house … Continue reading February Ski Trip at the North 40
Annual September trip to the North Forty. Phil managed to get enough vacation days to string together 9 days. It was Phil's first extended visit since the house was finished last year. The 2 sofas had been delivered after my last visit out, so we had a nice comfy place to sit. It was a … Continue reading North Forty, September 2015
Wildflower season in the Northern Rockies is in full bloom late May through June. This year, I got spent several weeks at our house during the peak of the flower season. I walked all over the property with my camera trying to make sure that I cataloged the species there. A Few Notable Flowers I Found: ARROWLEAF BALSAMROOT This … Continue reading June in Montana
This picture was taken from 7th Avenue in Bozeman, MT looking toward the Bridger Mountain Range.