Ready for Take Off

I conceived “Ready for Take Off” while watching a heron fishing at the edge of a pond. Some years ago, I had the pond on our land stocked with one thousand native westslope cutthroat trout.

Where the Wild Things Are

With the arrival of spring, Montana’s vast populations of animals and birds reemerge on the landscape

Easter on the Prairie

By the fourth time Terry’s truck veered off the dirt road’s higher ground and into the deep ruts that he was trying to avoid, I realized he was drunker than I had imagined.

Chasing Ice

My favorite skating rink doesn’t have A roof, boards, fee or schedule because I choose a lake, pond and occasionally a river instead 

Powder Hunt

Shredding the vast, abundant backcountry with Great Northern Powder Guides

Evolution of Gear

These images show how gear has evolved in recent decades, when exploring the outdoors for the sake of adventure has gained popularity.

A Road Less Traveled

In the remote North Fork of the Flathead River, the century-old Polebridge Mercantile will offer respite from winter’s isolation and the escape from the pace of life on the grid

Deer Dream Causes Death

Excerpt from Death in the Valley: Odd Tragedies in the Flathead Valley, Montana 1887-1917

Urban Trails

Access to the outdoors right out your front door

Sixmile Peak

This less-traveled trail has 360-degree views

A Place Among the Heavens

Family members of WWII conscientious objectors who built the iconic Heaven's Peak Fire Lookout maintain strong connections to the landscape

Gambler Shot by Partner

Excerpt from Death in the Valley: Odd Tragedies in the Flathead Valley, Montana 1887-1917

Day-Tripping in Glacier

Tips and suggestions for a quick trip to the national treasure in our own backyard

Priscilla Peak Lookout

After the long winter and a busy spring, I found myself itching to leave the valley for the wilderness

Five Amazing Hikes in Glacier National Park

These hikes and climbs are neither for the faint of heart nor the ill prepared, and this list is by no means a guide