Monthly Archives: February 2011

Kid goats

Last weekend was Wild West Winterfest in Bozeman. I went on Sunday afternoon, at the beginning of the cold snap (it’s currently -15 F there, but I’m in Dallas, Texas). At Winterfest, I really wanted to see the ski joring, … Continue reading

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Adirondack Trail Crew

In my late teens, I worked a few summers on a trail crew in the Adirondacks. One trail crew pal, Cyr, just wrote to me after more than 10 years. (Bottom row next to the Molson Canadian. Yes, he was … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day: welcome to your National Forests

On Valentine’s Day, six of us snowmobiled up to the Garnet Mountain Forest Service Cabin to spend the night. The building is an old fire lookout on top of the mountain, with windows on all aspects–truly a room with a … Continue reading

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Sixes and eights

After two days of ski touring, ski-bushwhacking and general outdoor behavior, I was almost glad to be in the office on this below zero day. On Saturday, I skied at Bacon Rind in Yellowstone Park with my friends, Jeannie and … Continue reading

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