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Archive | July, 2010


A Real Horse Drive

You always hear about cattle drives but we watched a real horse drive at Triple J Wilderness Ranch near Augusta. The horses were moving from the upper corrals to a lower meadow. We positioned ourselves out of the way in case they got to running too fast. The horses must have known there was some tasty grazing […]

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The Art of Wearing A Hat

A few days ago I said I wouldn’t wear a cowboy hat. OK, can I take that back? I happened to walk by Triple J’s gift shop and noticed some very tempting things. Tee shirts are always useful, the jewelry was unique and then, well, there were cowboy hats. Nobody was around so I decided I would […]

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Morning Stroll at Triple J Ranch

Last night I was so tired – it must have been all of the fresh mountain air. To top it off, I woke up very early today so I decided to go out for a walk. The morning air was crisp reminding me that we are at a higher elevation, around 5,300 feet above sea level. My home elevation is 3,300 […]

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Evening Entertainment at Triple J

Another meal has worked its way into my tummy. We finished supper and everyone wandered in to one of the sitting rooms in the large log lodge. A neighboring rancher was there to entertain us for the evening. We were amazed at his curly chaps and he proudly told us his family’s history of owning them. […]

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Learning Horsemanship at Triple J

Our first full day at Triple J Guest Ranch started with breakfast, a very yummy breakfast. We were served plenty of protein, plus my favorites, homemade breads, jams and jellies (be sure to try Ann’s special jelly combinations). After breakfast all of the guests went up to the corral and our wranglers did an interesting demonstration on how to […]

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Guest Ranch Getaway-Starting Our Trip

I recently had the opportunity to visit three guest ranches along the Rocky Mountain Front. Five gals met in Augusta, MT (about 60 miles west of Great Falls) at an eclectic gift store/coffee bar called Latigo and Lace to start this amazing vacation. The weather was everything we could have asked for, bright, sunny skies and a […]

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