Exceptional conditions have provided the western Montana boater with an extraordinary, perhaps even unique opportunity which will pass quickly. Spend your time this weekend carefully. McDonald Creek in Glacier is the biggest drainage originating entirely within the west side of the park. It is borne in an impressive spread of alpine meadows and runs through […]
To continue the theme of last week’s post; when you’re ~50 straight line miles south of Canada and it is raining at 6000′ on the last day of October, things like this are hard to bear. Well done gents. Everyone, go read/watch that whole thread on emptybeer. For today I must console myself with the […]
After the snowpack begins accumulating in the mountain, but before it stops raining in earnest; this is the off-season. It’s hard to decide on what to do outside, but easy to see why things are so empty: you can’t spend much time outside without getting wet. My mom came to visit, and after much contemplation […]
There aren’t too many things which get me thinking that living up here in the Crown of the Continent is misguided and dumb. Brendan Swihart’s recent loop in Arches is one of them. Photo by Mr. Swihart. His whole blog is excellent. Check it out.
Or; now that I’ve got everyone’s attention it is time to loose it. My recent post has everyone thinking. Good, though not too good because too many are agreeing with me. So I’ll expand on a particular pivot in that post which has, seemingly, eluded many. Identity politics is at first glance the idea that […]
As mentioned in my introductory post, some modifications were in order for the Megalight. Yes, you can buy one with these, but it can be more illustrative to roll your own. First up, mid panel reinforced guylines. In the grand scheme, as compared to (for instance) backpack straps, shelter tie-outs don’t receive much force. The […]
It started slowly, rustiness in my knees getting off the bike this morning, which I put off easily. Occasional squeaks and creaks continued hiking up the big climb, but that is strain of the type I’ve avoided of late, and soon passed. But the next climb after a few gentle miles hurt. My IT bands […]