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What have I done? A Beer Drinkers Guide to Whole30

A Beer Drinkers Guide to Whole30 Day 1 Whole30 Timeline So what’s the big deal? My Mood Feeling Good! About a month ago I was chatting with my girlfriend and another couple over a few beers. The three of them stated/decided they were going to do this Whole30 program...

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Lochsa Madness 2015

Every year a group of friends and I head down to the Lochsa River in Idaho, just over Lolo Pass from Missoula. It's a wonderful whitewater river filled with great hits, good people and cold water. 2014 was the craziest trip down the river as the water was super high...

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New NRS Otter 140 – Rafting season has begun

A couple of weeks ago I decided to buy a new summer toy and focus on my floating/fly fishing this season. I am really excited to spend as many days on the river as possible. My NRS Otter 140 with NRS Custom Fishing Frame arrived last Friday so I took it out on the...

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Motor Sledding – AKA Snowmobiling 2015

I figured instead of having a separate post for each fantastic day of "motor sledding" I'd have on post for the entire season. the 2014/2015 season started off quite strong with our first weekend being Thanksgiving. A nice fluffy layer of about 3-4 feet of snow, with...

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Backpacking Glacier National Park

I was finally able to attend the annual "Ashley Wenz" Glacier Birthday Trip and it was a blast. We had to amazing long day hikes and camped back at "base camp" each night. Animals we abundant, from Moose, to bears, goats, sheep and more. I could write and write about...

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Fly fishing my “secret” honey hole

With the epic snow season we had this past winter, it took some time to be able to head to one of my favorite fly fishing spots in Northern Idaho (to remain nameless). It was a great few days and the fishing was top notch. Hoping I can come back here a few more times...

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Morrell Falls Hike

I wanted to explore a nice little hike that I hadn't attempted yet, Morrell Falls in Seeley Lake, Montana. Sometimes the easy and convenient hikes are the ones you miss out on the most because it doesn't seem as such an adventure as one may want. BUT, we finally set...

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Lochsa – Memorial Day Mayhem

The Lochsa River... what can I say besides wow! We went into the weekend knowing that the river flows were some of the highest in recent history, which says a lot for this river. The Lochsa is a premier whitewater destination in the Western US. We set out with Bearpaw...

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Wintertime mountain fun, it’s not just for skiing!

When you think of wintertime in Montana, you would usually think skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling or something of the like. There happens is plenty more to do than just those normal activities. This past weekend, we set off on a different adventure, something most...

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Meet Hurley, my new adventure partner!

On October 27, 2013 I drove to Great Falls, MT to pick up my new adventure (hiking, camping, backpacking, fly fishing) partner, and his name is Hurley. He is a Golden Retriever and is full of energy... and sharp teeth. It's been a fun ride so far training him and...

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Quest for Arctic Grayling

The quest all started a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon when I heard of a mountain lake that had nothing but Arctic Grayling as it's inhabited fish population. My interest peaked instantly as this was a fish I had yet to hook on the fly. I made it my goal to...

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The Clark Fork River was on FIRE!

This past weekend was "one of those days" on the river. Everything was aligned to make for a day of amazing action on the dry fly. I always enjoy when I get to take a day on the river with the parents, floating down in the Clackacraft, fishing, rowing... Our rule......

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