Friday, March 2, 2018

Kenow Fire, Waterton Sept 11,2017

Here a is a map of the fire in Waterton showing how it grew in 2 days.

This is what it was like in Leavitt on Monday Sept 11th. It was orange, spooky calm, one could see ash in the air, smell smoke, and it was very hazy. (I am using mostly Corynna Mullers photos for this, she takes great shots)

 These are Corynna's photos. I'll just let the pictures tell the story.

It will be interesting to see how this summer looks in Waterton. It was amazing how the firefighters worked on this. They saved the townsite. When I went up there you can see where the fire stops mere feet from the yards and homes of the town. They were able to save everything in town but the visitor centre (umm I wonder why? could it be they wanted to build a new one?) The golf course had some damage as you can see, the Apline Stables got burned down. It was a spooky thing to have happen in one of my favorite places in the whole world.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

September Outings

Pole Haven Ride September 4,2017

Tiffany called me up and said: "We (Hubby Devon and I) are coming down on the September Long Weekend. We would like to Ride!" I of course was willing and ready to go! 

Tiffy is riding Yuno, and Devon is riding Shasta! Tiffy got married to Devon Lynn in May. I'm so glad they came down. The weather was perfect for riding, any sooner it would have been too hot, and this day was a clear day, we've been having lots of smoke this summer.

At our lunch spot. 

What a pair! 

I love my black horse! 

I love watching Tiffy take care of Devon and Shasta! 
("Watch the stick!")

Water and horses are fun!

Zee and I enjoying the view and the company!

It's warming up! Ahh Heaven!

We are at the US border. Look closely you can see the markers.

Yes I was with them! I'm not so good at selfies! I'm thinking too much! The kids look great and we are in paradise!

Apikuni Falls September 5,2017

Apikuni Falls is a short little hike of 2 miles round trip. I was lucky enough to go with the twins Marilee, Marilou along with Marilee's sister-in-law Louanna Cahoon. This hike is in Many Glacier, MT.

Marilee doing her thing! Louanna having fun!

Love the falls and love my friends!

Just for fun!

Panoramic view of Swiftcurrent Lake.

See how smokey it is! Lots of forest fires this year!

The girls got a fun Many Glacier coin purse and were bugging me about it! See our nice purses!!

So I broke down and got myself a fun coin purse!

Such fun we have on our outings!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

August Ramblings

Dragon's Tail - August 17, 2017

The group shot! Mount Reynolds is the big mountain in the background. The trail starts at the Logan Pass Visitor Centre.

We are having our snack break. The visitor centre is to the right, Hidden Lake is off to the left, destination straight ahead!

Dragon's Tail! Looks cool huh?

Fun facts: Dragon's Tail is 8450 ft above sea level, we made an elevation gain of 1800 ft when we got to the top! This is part of the Continental Divide! We logged 9 miles on this trip.

Fun place for a great pose by Marilee!

Marilee's oldest son Clark joined us on this trip!

This is one of my very favorite photo's that I've ever taken!

I loved this hike, we were able to get so high to enjoy such great vista's! I'm so grateful!

Piegan Pass - August 21, 2017

We hiked to the top of Piegan Pass to watch the Solar Eclipse. We could only see a partial covering of the sun, no problem, we were happy to see what we did! 

We all have our sun viewing glasses on and are we ever in Ahhh!

It got cold up there, Laura is warming up her hands? Or is she frightened?

A marmot! Lots of wildlife this year!

Just to document that I was here!

Triple Divide Pass - August 31, 2017

The group shot! Bad Marriage Mountain in the background! (What a name) I'm glad I'm able to hike with these fine folk!

Laura is in this picture! This tailhead is at Cutbank Ranger Station. A few miles south of St. Mary's in Glacier Park. This trail isn't used as much as it's a bit farther away with 5 miles of gravel.

Sue Ellen Nielson and Marilee posing under duress!

Are we there yet? It is 7.2 miles from the car to the Pass.

Views on the way up! Medicine Grizzly Lake under Razor Mountain. Love the red!

Just a fun picture! I should have taken my backpack completely off!


Just a cool rock! Almost looks like a foot print!

Oh we finally made it! Triple Divide Peak!
This is the only peak in the WORLD where 2 Continental Divides meet at its summit causing water to flow into 3 seperate oceans. The Atlantic Ocean off to the left, The Arctic Ocean off to the right and the Pacific Ocean behind the peak. 

Lunch! Always a highlight of any hike!
Fun Facts: 7397 ft above sea level, 2380 ft elevation gain (from the car to this point, no wonder we are tired!) By time we got back to the car we logged 16.1 miles! It didn't seem like we would ever get to the car! It was a joyous occasion when we finally got to put on our sandals!


This was a great hike!