New 2024 - and a Walk!

January 09, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Some scenes from around home and on the walk I took with the 3 hooligans on New Year's Day. Am finding more and more of my quiet nature walking spots aren't so quiet anymore. I love hitting closed campgrounds as usually there is no one around but even on the holiday I found we were working to avoid people and cars. Bummer. It was a cool foggy day t...
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Christmas Scenes and Projects

January 05, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
I finally got around to uploading photos from my camera so wanted to share some Christmas stuff with you quickly and will get some more posts ready to go here in the next few weeks. Things here at home are busy (more projects always) and are heating up at work so my brain and computer desire is gone by the time I get off work. My holidays were fil...
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Crappy Roads and a Day of Adventures

November 10, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Of COURSE the first big snow storm we have started the middle of the week before we were scheduled to drive to Bozeman to get Cricket into some puppy class situations. My good friend and trainer down there (who has been involved in almost all my dogs training over the past 20 years) allowed me to sign up the puppy for her Sunday morning class at he...
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Day Trip to the Mountains (Ghost Towns, Mining, Scary Roads, Farms)

November 03, 2023  •  1 Comment
I hope I am not boring you with ghost towns but we made it a mission to check out juuuuust one more on a day trip to the mountains near Helena. Yup it was a BIG day. The weekend before my brother headed home we loaded up 2 of the dogs and my friend Robin and headed south. Robin had been to the ghost town of Comet before but I had not and neither h...
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Georgetown Lake Camping Finale - Southern Cross Ghost Town/St. Timothy's Memorial Chapel

October 29, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Sunday morning before we were to be outta the campground we got our coffee and headed up another mountain to see another "ghost town" (basically two buildings left with No Trespassing/Keep Out signs everywhere so I photographed from the road). Honestly it was kinda a "non-starter" but the views were lovely and it was like 10 minutes from camp. The...
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Georgetown Lake Camping #5 - Kirkville Ghost Town

October 25, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
So after that harrowing drive up and down the mountain we took a quick turn at the bottom and ended up down at Kirkville which honestly, while Granite was interesting and probably would be more so if we'd made it to the actual mine, THIS was really cool and so much fun for photgraphing. Here's some of the skinny on Kirkville from the Ghost Towns a...
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Georgetown Lake Camping #4 - Granite Ghost Town

October 22, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
After lunch up in the mountains we decided to go scope out Granite. A ghost town and "state park" (in air quotes, you'll understand more later) that is outside of Philipsburg. Since it is a "state park" you'd think finding it wouldn't be nearly as difficult as it is and BOY WAS IT! However, there is a reason that it isn't signed well! The 4 miles U...
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Georgetown Lake Camping #3 - Skalkaho Pass

October 17, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
After the dog exercise at the reservoir we headed out without a plan except to explore. When we landed back on Highway 38 I took a left and wanted to go up the east side of this road (which connects Philipsburg with Hamilton). Now don't get excited that this is a State Highway - it is but it is NOT! This is paved for a bit and then turns into a bac...
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Georgetown Lake Camping #2 - East Fork Reservoir

October 15, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Saturday promised to be a lovely weather day and it did not disappoint! So we left camp and headed farther up Georgetown Lake Road (which you can loop around the lake on) and drove up to the East Fork Reservoir where we were greeted with some fishermen, geese and lovely views. I also was tortured with the fact that I can no longer trust some of my...
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Georgetown Lake Camping #1

October 10, 2023  •  2 Comments
I realized I have so freaking many photos from this camping trip (some phone and some not) that I'd probably better split this up a bit. So here is the first post of our first time ever camping over at Georgetown Lake! Kent and I enjoyed our short camp at Riverside that we wanted to squeeze in just one more camp before he leaves. Of course Mother N...
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