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Driving in the Adel Mountains near Cascade

Driving Through A Volcanic Field

Last night as I took a scenic country drive I wondered why this area was so different. It’s a transition from the rolling plains for sure but a mighty fast transition. Locally, this area is called the Adel Mountains but technically, it is a volcanic field. My research shows that about 75 million years ago […]

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Geology Lesson at Giant Springs State Park

I was at Giant Springs State Park this morning looking for some photo ops. Before I drove the short distance from my house in Great Falls, I looked at the sky and said “yup, good sunshine coming through the clouds”. As I was driving along River Road I saw that sunshine slip behind the clouds and […]

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I’m Loving Our Fall Colors

I’ll be the first one to admit that we get wind in Central Montana. My comment to that is we have plenty of fresh air, no stale air pollution here! The downside to wind in the fall is that our beautiful fall foliage tends to be short-lived. I’m not sure what’s different about this year […]

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Enjoying the Drive on US Hwy 89

Every now and then, actually quite frequently during the summer, you’ll hear me complaining about highway construction. If I’m not complaining I’m stressing about whether or not I’ll hit construction and be delayed. Well, I must give kudos where they are do. A week ago I was traveling south on US Hwy 89. I knew […]

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Learning About the Solar System

The Central Montana Astronomy Society pulled out all of the stops (well, all of their scopes) Friday evening to view the sun and later the stars. They always set up in the parking lot of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center east of Great Falls. It’s far enough away from the lights of Great Falls to […]

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Rafting the Missouri River

During the month of June it seems like we had nothing but rain in Central Montana. We don’t usually complain about moisture but I was eager for summer-like weather. By the end of the month everything changed and now it seems like we have hit our summer high temps big-time. My answer to that was to cool down […]

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