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North America » United States » Montana » Big Sky September 6th 2006

The Little Bighorn is a small tributary of the Bighorn River flowing through the prairie grasslands of southwestern Montana. On June 25, 1876, on a ridge over this little river, was fought one American history's most legendary battles. "Boy Wonder" General George Armstrong Custer (at 25, he is the youngest man ever to attain the rank of Major General) and about 245 soldiers from his 7th Cavalry were killed in a battle with a much larger force of Cheyenne and Lakota Indians. It was a battle that lasted almost all day, beginning down near the river and culminating on Last Stand Hill, where Custer and about 45 of his men made their desperate stand. At the visitors center, we listened to a park ranger's presentation describing the events leading up to the battle, and how the ... read more
The Little Bighorn River
Last Stand Hill
View from the Top of Last Stand Hill

North America » United States » Montana » Big Sky July 16th 2006

me and echo have spent most of the last two weeks jumping from mountain to mountain. camping at elevations ranging from 5500' to 8800'. the temperature swings have been extreme going from the mid 90's to low 40's. i've been told that for every 1000' rise in elevation the temperature drops 3.5 degrees but i'm not sure about that. some time at the old montana prison built in 1871, a couple museums and at the bannack ghost town which was the original capitol of montana back in the 1800's. i'll probally be heading into idaho soon and stay in the higher elevations to try and beat the heat. see ya later... read more
their shedding the wool for the summer
view from our camp on the teton river
indian head mountain

North America » United States » Montana » Big Sky July 3rd 2006

i don't believe i'll ever get tired of driving down some rough back road to find a nice spot to throw up my tent, view the mountains, go exploring or whatever. the trade off is a scratched up truck but thats ok. echo has been a very good companion for me and he's been having as much fun as me. the mountains are more rewarding for me than just about anything else. everyday brings something new. i'll be in touch... read more
these buffalo were in the fort peck area
the sunsets will wear out a camera. ft peck
a real t-rex skull

North America » United States » Montana » Big Sky May 2nd 2006

hello to all who know me and to all of those who don't. this is the start of a 18 to 24 month trek beginning the end of may with a week up in ontario fishing, the lewis and clark trail in north dakota, thru montana, alberta, british columbia, the yukon, alaska, idaho, utah, nevada, arizona and who knows where else. no schedules, no clocks, no phones. just me and echo taking in all that mother nature has to offer. the photos are from some previous travels but they are the type of places i will drive 100's of miles in 4wd to see and enjoy. ... read more
somewhere in ontario
somewhere in ontario
somewhere else in ontario

North America » United States » Montana » Big Sky February 28th 2006

I'll start my entry by stating that I have been travelling since I could remember. When I was four years old, my parents decided to take me on a road trip along Southern Europe and I spent four months touring that part of the world. Since then, I've visited Central and South America, the Carribean, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, and Africa. I love to explore new cultures, taste their local cuisine (anything but meat and fish--i'm a veggie) and sip the local drinks (whatever they may entail). But this blog centers around one part of the world, North America, and one hotel in particular, the Rainbow Ranch Lodge and Restaurant in Big Sky, Montana. I wanted to post information regarding this magnificent hotel and restaurant because it is my most recent exploration in terms of ... read more

North America » United States » Montana » Big Sky January 28th 2006

We started The Ski Diaries 2006 by opting to take a secondary route versus the Interstate South of Cardston through wide open ranch country. The traffic was scarce but the herds of Black Angus, deer and antelope were prolific. The roads were clear and travel easy for the next 12 hours. We arrived in Big Sky, Montana a few hours after dark. Although it was too dark to figure out where the ski hill was actually located, instinctively Boyd pulled up to a 4 star hotel that was ideally situated right at the base of the mountain, had the best food and service and the largest indoor/outdoor hot tub overlooking the ski slopes. It was wonderful to have valet parking, bell service to take our ski gear to the room after such a long trip. The ... read more
Upper Chutes
Endless Faces
Moonlight Lodge

North America » United States » Montana » Big Sky January 21st 2006

so i'm heading out the 22nd of january i have a 14 hour lay over in casablanca morroco and then i'll get into niamey at 4 in the morning to start my adventures again i will write you more regularly, having my laptop, and my incentive to write more religiously and fill you in on daily life in niamey and my travels in the outlying regions it is snowy here lots and lots of snow i'm going for my last day of skiing tomorrow, hopefully after, or before, i am succesfully packed... i showed my pictures to a group of very enthusiastic folks tonight; quite vindicating, fulfilling thank you for you warm thoughts your thoughts of support of the things i'm doing that i want to do it's good to hear more later my loves when ... read more




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