Tag Archives: Hiking

Squirrel on Mt. Magazine (part 3)

<– part 2 Woke up on Sunday morning around six to the sound of blackbirds.  I heard the nylon shushing sound of Squirrel shuffling awake.  He said something derogatory about birds and I unzipped the hammock. While he was sitting … Continue reading

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Squirrel on Mt. Magazine (part 2)

<– (part 1) Easing into the overflow primitive campsites on Saturday afternoon, I couldn’t help but notice the motley array taking up the far south end of the area.  A huge transport van hauling a trailer.  An old Ranger with … Continue reading

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Squirrel on Mt. Magazine (part 1)

Thursday, driving Squirrel to school, he laid his criteria down upon me.   When I pitched the initial idea of a daddy-date, I really was thinking I’d be on the hook for some animatronic pizza and maybe seeing a new Marvel … Continue reading

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Paternal Epiphany

My greatest paternal epiphany to date begins, not unusually, with Kat.  He’s been putzing out on me lately.  After two weeks of frigid monsoon April mayhem, May finally arrived like your first sane adult girlfriend and the weekend was going … Continue reading

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2015 – Bear Bait & Squirrel make a resolution

Isn’t even New Years yet, but this is worth blogging about.   I’ve written over the past few years about me ‘n the boys.  Momma for the most part has been content to let us go do our wilderness thing. But … Continue reading

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ERL Trip Report: Day 2 ending & day 3

East Saline Creek to Little Mo./Athens-Big Fork Junction Trailhead ~7 miles Saturday night was just beautiful. After we ate a few helpings of dinner, Kat went down to the stream to rinse out the pots.   I piddled around camp some, … Continue reading

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ERL – Anecdotal Aside

Mentioned earlier that I am an incurable people-watcher.  There was one girl I saw out on the trail that didn’t make it into that day’s trip report, but still lingers in my mind.   Was a good-sized group, looked like a … Continue reading

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ERL Trip Report: Food Interlude

Thanks to those of you following the latest trip report and urging me onward with your likes.  Whenever Kat and I head out for a Man Hike, I always try to plan one improbable meal that goes beyond anything you’d … Continue reading

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ERL Trip Report: Day 2 (part 3)

Little Missouri Falls to East Saline Creek Day 2, April 26th 2014 ~16 miles   Around 3:00 or so that day, we were at the last crossing of the Little Missouri River.   It had been a few hours since we … Continue reading

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ERL Trip Report: Day 2 (part 2)

Little Missouri Falls to East Saline Creek Day 2, April 26th 2014 ~16 miles   Kat had this salami. It was a nice salami.   He’d been looking forward to eating that thing since, hell, since the day he bought it … Continue reading

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