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

Relaxin’ by the River: Lounging and Hiking in Clearwater National Forest

We had been searching for a lake to relax by after leaving the Sawtooths but we didn’t find a place to camp next to the water as we headed north so we had… Continue reading

Hike to Boulder Lake

After leaving the Sawtooths and heading north we had a loose plan to spend a day or two near a lake to relax. En route we decided on Payette Lake and found a… Continue reading

Redfish Lake to Bench Lakes

On recommendation from our stop at the Stanley Ranger Station we decided our next hike would be to the Bench Lakes, which sit 1,200 feet above Redfish Lake. Redfish was a place I… Continue reading

Giving Up on Murdock Creek Trail and a Collection of Random Sawtooth Adventures

The morning following our hikes in Chocolate Gulch and the Adam’s Gulch area we started off on another of the ranger’s suggestions: The Murdock Creek Trail. Our plan was to hike the 6… Continue reading

Adams Gulch, Sort of. Or, I Still Can’t Read Trail Maps.

Directly following our morning hike at Chocolate Gulch we popped down the road a few miles towards the trailhead for Adams Gulch. We found the busy parking area and were initially dismayed thinking… Continue reading