Chief Joseph Ride Follows the Nez Perce Trail

Sometimes you have to be patient. Thirteen years ago I missed seeing the trail riders complete the last leg of the annual Chief Joseph Ride and enter the Bear Paw Battlefield south of Chinook, Montana. I told myself I wouldn’t miss is again. The downside – I had to wait thirteen years to see it! The Nez Perce National Historic Trail is 1,300 miles long stretching from Lapwai, Idaho through southern Montana and then ending … Read more

Tracy’s Restaurant and Jukeboxes

The other night I took my two granddaughters out to dinner and I thought they might enjoy going to Tracy’s Restaurant in downtown Great Falls and playing the jukeboxes in the booths. I eagerly told them where we were going to go for burgers and fries and said we could play the jukebox. Jukebox? They looked at me and said “what’s a jukebox?”. So much for my big surprise – they didn’t even know what it … Read more

Summer is for Mountain Biking King’s Hill

If you say King’s Hill around Central Montana most folks think of skiing at Showdown Montana Ski Area. The ski area used to be called King’s Hill and that’s also the name of the mountain pass where the ski runs are located. Recently though, we decided to get some video footage of mountain biking in the King’s Hill area. It didn’t take long to line up some mountain biking models. A couple of gals who work at Showdown Montana … Read more

Mountain Biking at Thain Creek

We are still working on our mountain biking video and the location for this week’s footage was at Thain Creek in the Highwood Mountains, part of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. To start with, the drive to Thain Creek Campground was absolutely spectacular. Although, we were running late and yet I wanted to stop and take photos along the way. I didn’t but only because I knew our biking models were waiting. Patient, yet eager to … Read more

Mountain Biking on River’s Edge Trail

I’ll be open right up front – a mountain biker I am not! Casual, bike around the neighborhood yes, but nothing too daring. But, we had so much fun doing a video of several mountain bikers who volunteered to be models for a video we are doing and I’d like to share the experience. Our goal is to feature several areas of our thirteen county region and show off our awesome uncrowded trails in a … Read more

The Barnsion – A Barn That Became A Mansion

When I first heard the name of this new event center a few miles east of Harlowton I wasn’t sure I understood it. The Barnsion? Well, it was explained to me that it started out as a barn, then a few additions and updates later and locals began calling it a Barnsion because it was slowly becoming a mansion. And a mansion it is! I was lucky to go to a meeting at The Barnsion. … Read more