Monthly Archives: May 2011


It’s starting to be spring in Southwest Montana. Wildflowers are popping up in the meadows and woods, and every five minutes it’s either raining, sunny or graupeling. The grass is actually green, the rivers are muddy, and some of the … Continue reading

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Rivers rising

With a mountain snowpack at over 160 percent of average, our rivers are going to be wild this year. Here is a video from mid-May, in Bear Canyon outside of Bozeman. The creek was just starting to rise:

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Yellowstone Talc Mine

In May 2011, delegates from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Task Force toured the Yellowstone Mine. 18 miles south of Ennis, Montana, Yellowstone is the largest talc mine in North America, producing 250,000 tons of talc per year. The mine is … Continue reading

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Paragliders on the M Trail

Tonight I caught a pair of paragliders doing laps on the M Trail above Bozeman at sunset:

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Women at Work film release

In summer 2010, Lorna Illingworth, Madaleine Sorkin and I spent 25 days in Northern Canada‚Äôs Cirque of the Unclimbables. Our goal was to free the original 1963 route on the sheer 2000′ southeast face of Proboscis. I made a 25-minute … Continue reading

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Spring treasures

Nick has been cleaning the yard. But before he started, I took a few pics of the treasures the dogs dragged in over the winter… four soccer balls, an Elmo toy, and a bunch of other unidentifiable, colorful plastic stuff.

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The Smith River

The Smith River is one of the “many wonders of Montana,” according to Joe Josephson, who was on the raft last weekend with Pat and me. We experienced snow, graupel, lightning and crisp sunny mornings. We fished a lot, but … Continue reading

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