Tag Archive: Montana

Missouri River Explorations, First People’s Buffalo Jump, and Some Great Falls

One of our first day trips after arriving in Helena was spent driving north, through the canyons in the Big Belt Mountains, and then into the plains en route to Great Falls. Like… Continue reading

Gates of the Mountains

As the Lewis and Clark expedition paddled down the Missouri River on July 19, 1805 sheer cliffs and perpendicular stone walls rose in front of them seemingly blocking their passage at first. Without… 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

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