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Katt McClaine and Daryl Greaser at Lost Trail Pass

Occasional Annual Letter – 2012

2012 was certainly a year of change, to put it mildly. I left my job in Astoria in January, Katt and I moved to Montana, and I’m still on the longest vacation of my life. For a detailed look at our activities, check out Katt’s blog: http://journeyfromself.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/2012/ Instead of a …

Montana life – update

So yes, I’ve been very lazy when it comes to updating my blog. Of course, since very few of you are following, most of “yintz” probably didn’t notice. That said, since I got back from Alaska I managed to spend a week between Goldbug and Panther Creek hot springs, help …

Montana Manifesto

We have ridiculously ambitious plans for 2012: Winter – Spring 100 days of backcountry Skiing! (to qualify for official ski bum status) Wisherd Ridge, Rattlesnake Rattlesnake Wilderness Tour 9 mile tour Sonielem Ridge, Missions Bitterroot Bonanza, El Capitan 10 days at Lost Trail Scapegoat Skilunking Hot Springs, Stanley, Goldbug Rock …

Montana Must-Do Caving List

Virgil The Turtle’s Greathouse Cave (1586 feet deep!)* Lewis and Clark Caverns (Montana’s only show cave)* Mill Creek Crystal Cave* Ram’s Horn Lost Creek Siphon Scapegoat Cave System* Silvertip Mountain Blood Cave Satan’s Pit (Whitaker’s Sink) Bighorn Caverns* French Creek Cave* Lillyguard Cave Limestone Cave (Spotted Bear)* * caves i’ve …

Ape Cave

Nick and I went to Ape Cave, Washington, on 23 October 2011. Ape Cave is the longest continuous lava tube in North America, nearly two miles long! It is the longest and deepest cave in Washington State. The lava flowed from Mt. St. Helens approximately 2,000 years ago. I will …