Thursday, April 22, 2021


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Updated 2 months ago

Life at 20 below

There is something about being out in weather that is colder than 20 below that is both alarming and exhilarating.

Updated 22 hours, 42 minutes ago
About Milk

Milk was invented so we could have strong bones as well as Tom and Jerries, but too many of us take milk for granted.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
North Fork planning

The Land Use Advisory Committee and the text amendment subcommittee have been busier than one-armed paper hangers all winter. They have studied the existing conditional uses and permitted uses and consulted with ...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Mitchell updates on session

In Helena, there are two things on everyone’s mind: the budget and implementation of I-190 which legalized recreational marijuana.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Catchy quotes

A Classic G. George Ostrom column from 1992, talking about Elmer Searle, a longtime hiking companion and member of the Over the Hill Gang.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Thoughts on commercial use

In Columbia Falls the grass is greening up and at Trail Creek the snow is melting and we have patches of mud. Soon the creeks will rise and turn muddy and mosquitoes will start whining as they search for fresh bl...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Brochures and potholes

We all look forward to spring. Our members tend to focus on sunshine and green grass and we tend to forget the mud and slush. Every year is pretty close to the same. The calendar says it is spring and the snow is...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Poo report

More people are now adventuring into Montana’s wilderness, so more people are “going” in the wilderness. Talked to Spotted Bear Ranger Deb Mucklow this week to check on current status.

Updated 1 month ago
Changes coming to North Fork plan

For nearly 20 years the North Fork community was deeply immersed in land use planning. In the early 1980s private landowners, finally, realized that if they did not plan for the future, others would plan for us. ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Welcome to the North Fork

North Valley Search and Rescue has been providing free service to the North Fork and Flathead County since 1970.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I recall a hunting trip in the South Fork wilderness where our normally trusty packer-guide somehow “found” a full bottle Kentucky straight bourbon in a hollow log.

Updated 2 months ago
North Fork travel

For sure we are experiencing a “normal” winter.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Winter camping

OK, now we have real winter.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
SRO on Top

Many years ago after making a frigid, stormy climb of a high peak in Glacier Park with the late Hal Kanzler, I recall meeting three other men just as we started down.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Podcasts worth a listen

Now you can listen to podcasts on a variety of subjects produced last summer and fall by seasonal Glacier National Park rangers Michael Faist and Andrew Smith.