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

All the Colors

I swear the more I hike in Southwest Utah the longer my list of places I want to hike gets. This spot was one I’d visited a couple times before but it wasn’t… Continue reading

Accidental Trespassing

This post could properly be titled “New Explorations is Familiar Places, Part 2” since our two-part excursion that day followed the same method of (1) picking a place on the map, (2) determining… Continue reading

New Explorations in Familiar Places

Unless we’re in a place we haven’t been before or we’re in an ecologically sensitive area, we spend the majority of our time hiking off-trail in national forests and on BLM land. This… Continue reading

Bushwacking in the Desert. Or, What Happens When Tom Let’s Me Decide Where to Hike.

Our next hike Tom and I went alone since Terry had to work. It was (still) snowing in the mountains and while reviewing options Tom stated nothing was really a standout to him… Continue reading

Red Cliffs: Sculpted Canyons and Plateaus

Tom and I took a few days to travel to Southern California to see his daughter and family but once we returned to Terry’s house we set off on our next hike. Storms… Continue reading