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{Gallatin Canyon} Swan Creek Ski

It was like the old days. Before kids, before Henry, when Mariann and I would spend a couple days every week cross-country skiing on trails around southwest Montana. We were “researching” a ski guide. She made the maps, I wrote the words. We’d comb through maps and word-of-mouth reports to find trails we thought might …

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Snow sports, so fun

It’s been snowy around here — snowier than I remember December being. That white stuff has been on the ground in Livingston for a couple weeks now…and I love it! We’ve been sledding, skating, and cross-country skiing right in town. We are also getting out of town to enjoy snowy woods and steamy hot springs. …

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Livingston Holiday Stroll

On the first Friday of each December Livingston, Montana throws a holiday stroll. And we caught some of it on film.  

Fall Camping for Non-Hunters

Aspens are turning gold and umber, nights are longer, and days feel crisper. Summer is over—but don’t put away your tent and sleeping bag just yet. The warm days and cool nights of autumn are just right for a camping trip. When you’re planning your fall outing, you have to think about who else is …

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Spring weekend

Rain makes my garden bloom. I know “spring” means something different in other parts of the country. To you, it might mean sunshine and daffodils. I might be short sleeves and bouncy skirts. But here in Montana, it means cool weather and rain. Gray skies and saturated soil. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful …

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Death Valley for Kids and Families

Death Valley for kids and families: Things to do, places to hike, and what not to miss on this National Park visit. Plus, camping, lodging & getting there. 

Cross country skiing at Elkhorn Hot Springs in Montana

Elkhorn Hot Springs

Henry is cranking out these hot springs videos! And they are awesome. If you started singing “Everything is Awesome,” then you and I are connected at a cellular level. We spent a few days at Elkhorn over New Years. There was skiing, sledding, soaking, eating, and laying around. I wrote about it for this cool new …

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