Emerald Lake and Heather Lake

July 26th, 2009

My goal this day was actually to get to Fridley Lake, since I heard it was rarely visited and might have nice fish in it. Well, it’s rarely visited for a reason! My plan was to hike up from the Emerald Lake trailhead, past Emerald and Heather Lake, climb Overlook Mountain, and drop into Fridley [...]

Canoe Camping in Grand Teton National Park

July 20th, 2009

For a few years when I was a kid my family was big into canoe camping. Well, all camping actually, but we’d just bought a canoe, so: canoe camping. There aren’t a whole lot of places to go around my neck of the Rockies since a lot of rivers have big whitewater and there aren’t [...]

Urban Canoeing in Seattle

July 11th, 2009

This might seem very ho-hum to most city dwellers, but to a guy from the Rockies this was kind of mind blowing. Canoeing under a freeway??
My girlfriend and I were in Seattle to see some friends, for her to take me to a Tori Amos concert, and for us both to run a 5k race [...]

July 5th Skiing on Sacagawea

July 6th, 2009

We are a fanatical bunch, here in Bozeman. July is not ski season, by any stretch of the imagination. Yet when my girlfriend and I hiked up Sacagawea on July 5th to make some summer turns, there were probably more skiers up there than any day in the winter. Every last swatch of dirty, sun-pocked [...]