Category Archive: Montana

More Beauty in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness: Hiking to Geiger Lakes

During our days off from building in Libby in July Tom and I explored another section of the stunning Cabinet Mountain Wilderness in Kootenai National Forest, this time hiking the Geiger Lakes Trail.… Continue reading

Bighorn Sheep, Eagles, and More of the Wondrous Kootenai River

Our 2 weeks in Libby would have been incomplete without spending time taking in the incredible beauty of the Kootenai River. The turquoise water of the river rushing over the fractured sandstone is… Continue reading

(Almost) Finishing Norma’s House: Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity, Part 2

I haven’t blogged in a month and have gotten a bit behind again: this post covers the first 2 weeks of July on our second build session in Libby, Montana. As I’m writing… Continue reading

A Stunning Hike to Leigh Lake

The day before our build started in Libby we took an early morning hike up the short trail to Leigh Lake. Though our route was only a little more than 4 miles roundtrip… Continue reading

A Bison Range, Mission Church Murals, and 4 Pounds of Strawberries

After we crossed over Lolo Pass into Montana and made a stop in Missoula to reprovision we began making our way back toward Libby. We had a few days before our build however… Continue reading

Waterfalls and Wanderings in the Cabinet Mountains

As I mentioned in my last post, we stayed 2 weeks in Libby for our Habitat build. As usual we spent some of our time off exploring the surrounding area, in this case… Continue reading

Building with Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity , Part 1

We had an incredible 2 weeks building with Kootenai Valley Habitat in Libby. Nestled in the Cabinet Mountains in northwest Montana, Libby is a small town, but arguably has a greater-than-average need for… Continue reading

So. Much. Water. Following the Clark Fork River Northwest Into the Kootenai National Forest. Plus, Some Big Trees.

From Missoula we began our trek north with our ultimate destination being Libby, Montana. Because we spend so much time in the arid southwest we found ourselves constantly noticing all the rushing rivers,… Continue reading

Dropping in For a Day at Missoula Habitat for Humanity

I have been following Missoula Habitat for Humanity for awhile and have been continually impressed with number of community groups they recruit to work on their houses. Since us Care-a-Vanners generally work with… Continue reading

Return to Glacier National Park and the Incredible Highline Trail

Ever since I first visited 3 years ago with my friend Carrie, Glacier has remained one of my absolute favorite national parks. Big mountains, glacial lakes, towering fir trees, tremendous waterfalls, and (of… Continue reading