Too much snow?

When you get lots of snow, find a way to make it fun! Who recognizes this scene? Yes, I’m totally proud of myself!

Watching the Wild

This week I was lucky enough to go on not just one Wolverine Watcher’s hiking trips, but two! First, I went with my assigned group to check on the Fisher research camera up Blodgett Canyon. It was a beautiful bluebird day, a little chilly to start, but bright and sunny. We reached the site fairly…

Snowmeggdon 2019 Continues

And still more snow! But you know what Montanans do with snow? We play! So, behold, here is the cross country ski track I created around our property. It’s a third of a mile long, with just enough up and down to make it fun and a great workout. The only bad part? I usually…

Digging The Root

Digging out, in more ways than one. It’s been an interesting week + since my last post. First, THANK YOU to everyone who bought Lightwave: Lost, Folding Space Series 4.0. I reached my highest Amazon author ranking yet at #854/7000 in the Science Fiction category. While this isn’t best-seller territory by any means, I’m thrilled and…

Colorado Cruisin’

Some of you may remember that the Amazing Sleeping Man (ASM) and I have Epic ski passes this year–we can ski at all Vail properties with a single pass. Vail is having a big anniversary, and to honor their beginnings, they gave a huge discount to military members and veterans. Since our lift tickets are…

Putting the Wild in Wilderness Research

On an unusually warm and beautiful (if windy) Bitterroot morning, I hiked up Blodgett Canyon trail with wildlife biologist Rebecca Mowry (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks) and three fellow volunteers to maintain a fisher research site. This is a joint project between Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Defenders of Wildlife. Volunteers from local…

The Amazing Sleeping Man, starring as Tim ‘The Toolman’ Taylor

“Anne!” The Amazing Sleeping Man bellows from the bathroom. “Anne!!!” I sprint to the bathroom, worried because the ASM rarely yells, and catch myself on the door frame. Water covers the bathroom floor and it’s rapidly spreading. Yikes! I sprint to the basement, almost killing myself because my slippers are coming loose as I careen down the stairs, and…

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m grateful for every day, but today the entire USA gives thanks together. What am I grateful for? Glad you asked! My new creative career as an author All my wonderful readers! My husband, the Amazing Sleeping Man The rest of my family My Team Rubicon family My friends and community here in Montana and around…

Hiking Chaffin Butte

We usually hike the Bitterroot Mountains. With fall bringing cooler temperatures, we can hike the Sapphire Mountains across the valley and enjoy seeing them in all their glory. Chaffin Butte is very short but steep and strenuous. The trail is rocky and doesn’t have nearly enough switchbacks; my hiking poles came in very handy on the…