Sunday, January 18, 2009

Eliza and I went on a nice hike this afternoon. I'll let the pictures say the rest. Just another day in Montana...

Monday, January 12, 2009

5.5 miles 7:50 pace

Snow and ice are covering most of the roads to the trail heads around here this time of year, so I'll have to wait for the weekends to go down to Yellowstone and do some snowshoeing on trails. For now the roads will do for my running. You don't have to step off the city sidewalks to see some great views of the Absaroka/Baretooth range or the Yellowstone river. I'll bring my camera and snap some shots from my normal run around town. I tired out a 5.5 mile loop around town today that will probably become my normal run, I might stretch it to 6 miles. It runs for a small stretch in Sacajawea park, right along the Yellowstone river with great views of the mountains in the background. I'll be in Helena for the next few days, hopefully I'll find somewhere to run there.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I went into Yellowstone today with Chuck to check out some of the wildlife. Chuck has lived here in Montana for about 4 years, and knows just about anything about the park, especially the wildlife, He was a fantastic guide. We saw tons of elk and bison, which move down closer to the road in the winter because of all the snow up in the higher elevations. We also saw some wolves, which follow the elk down low as their food source. It is an overcast day here, so the pictures aren't great, but I can asure you the scenery is! It's a real winter wonderland this time of year.