16 hours

TrailLite Designs, modified.  Those tires have been good to us, too. Sometimes you just have to get out.  To make it happen.  As I was driving home early this morning local NPR was telling me about a winter weather warning above 6500′ this evening.  We’re sure to have many sunny days to come, but the […]

A Northern Traverse

Funny looks: Nansen, Kate, me, M. My family has been in town this week, and with mom’s knee making backpacking out of her picture, it was up us kids to see Glacier in prime summer.  Permits are hard to come by, and Kate and I woke up early last Sunday to be at the office […]


I am a lazy fly fisher. I like to fish when it’s easy, during the low and clear water of high summer and early fall. Those conditions have taken far longer than usual to arrive this summer, but in the last three weeks things have taken off, with alacrity. My family arrived for a visit […]

TR contest update

First two entries in the contest are in, and they’ve already set the bar high. Dan Ransom did some hiking, and took some superlative photos, in the Uintas. (Only major range in the lower 48 which runs W-E.) Josh Spice, of whose blog I was previously unaware, (finally) did a great trip in the western […]

Dayhiking Debauchery

As I noted last weekend, I’m just not psyched to suffer yet. I had every intention of skipping the 25 dollar boat ride and walking the 8 miles of trail to Waterton town yesterday, but a measly 23 miles was enough walking to make me grateful to get off my feet. Instead, I savored the […]