A Shorty But Goody: Hell Roaring Lake

Following the massive hike to and beyond Sawtooth Lake the day before, Tom and I set out to do the shorter jaunt to Hell Roaring Lake. Though the lake can be accessed via… Continue reading

The Perfection of the Hike to Sawtooth Lake

I’ve been delaying writing this blog about my hike to Sawtooth Lake mostly because any words that come to mind have seemed wholly inadequate to describe the majesty and extraordinary beauty of the… Continue reading

Fourth of July and Washington Lakes

After hiking the long-ish trail to Alice Lake the day before Gail and I set off to do the relatively easy 6-7 mile roundtrip to Fourth of July and Washington Lakes in the… Continue reading

Birthday Hike to Alice Lake

The trail to Alice Lake remains one of my All-Time Top 5, even including all the new hikes we’ve done in the intervening years since we’d last been here. The hike – and… Continue reading

Happy Place to Happy Place: Coeur d’Alene to The Sawtooths

From Libby we headed directly to Coeur d’Alene where we parked next to Steve and Jan at Steve’s sister’s alpaca farm. Neither Tom or I had spent much time near CDA so we… Continue reading

The Beauty of Northwest Montana… and some Lawnmower Races

We really enjoyed our time building in Libby two summers ago but the kindness of the people and the great community aren’t the only reasons: this corner of Montana is absolutely gorgeous. Even… Continue reading

Returning to Build with Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity

After our days camped on the Paunsaugunt it was time to head to Libby, Montana for our build with Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat. We built with this all-volunteer affiliate 2 summers ago and… Continue reading

Hiking Under the Claron Formation

***Well, it was bound to happen. Writing a bunch of posts and scheduling them weeks out resulted in me inadvertently switching the order they were posted…. So this post was about the hike… Continue reading

Re-visiting the Rim of the Paunsaugunt

Our last hike before heading north was an excursion along the western rim on the Paunsaugunt. If it isn’t obvious by now I am completely enamored by the collision of color and form… Continue reading

Three Days in Heaven

We originally planned on having a week and half between leaving Terry’s house and our Habitat build in Libby, Montana but as the date neared the team leader communicated with us that they… Continue reading