Retallak, Sept 2016

Retallak Lodge is located in eastern B.C. Canada, and is home to some rather well built and varied purpose built mountain bike single track. Staying at the lodge makes life pretty simple for a couple days, rising around 7 to be fed a great breakfast, before loading up in either a van or unimog (you choose), then doing shuttle laps of the mountains diverse network of trails. The day finishes when ever your done and is followed up with some spectacular food offerings. After that its beers and random games before bed and repeat. Definitely worth a look if your downhill mtb inclined and happen to be in B.C.

Bozeman Stampede, August 2016

Local Rodeo event held at the Gallatin Fair Grounds here in Bozeman. Lots of passionate and very experienced riders here.

Road trip through Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, August 2016

Took a roadie down to the Summer OR tradeshow and then went the long way home via Grand Tetons National Park as well as (swallow) Yellowstone National Park (in summer!!!). Photos all taken on a Sony A7II and all travel on a Kawasaki KLR (approximately 1200 miles).

Ferris Wheel lights, July 2016

Sort of neat to see the different patterns that reveal themselves on longer exposures, seen here on the ferris wheel type ride (more like a long arm with people seated either end that swings around wildly).

Big Sky County Fair, July 2016

Took in the sights and sounds of the county fair at the Bozeman Fairgrounds on friday night. Super trippy late night wander through flashing lights and blasting noises….

Mission to Cirque Lake (well almost…), July 2016

Spent a weekend down in the Gravelly range of mountains in south western Montana. There was no real plan, but after checking a map we found a remote lake with some dubious trail marked in about half way. After getting lost in the woods on friday night in the trusty Tundra, we ventured south and eventually found our trail head. Pretty rad mix of trail and bush whacking. All in all a pretty fun little mission!

Big Timber Rodeo, June 2016

Took on the sights and sounds of my first Montana Rodeo. Loved every second of it. Held in Big Timber towards the end of June, it pulled a good size crowd with some great people watching.

Castle Town Ghost Town Montana, June 2016

Took in a wee 7 mile dirt road side trip to check out Castle Town, an old lead and silver mining town that finally fell apart after the market bottomed out on those commodities. The town or whats left of it is actually in pretty good shape. The houses that stand are relatively well preserved and show great construction details, definite home ownership pride. Great to look around, well worth checking out if your in the area.

Sunday ride out to Independence Montana, May 2016

Random weekend ride on a sunday to see how far down a dirt road I could get, and if I could manage to get up into the mountains yet to explore a ghost town and old mining site called Independence. Stopped in at Natural Bridge State Park along the way to check out the limestone landscape and tunneling river.  Awesome ride, until I hit snow at about 8000 feet. Plenty warm but the snow won out….. Giving it another month or so and ill try back.

Potosi Camping in Montana, June 2016

Found a wee spot for some high class camping up the valley from the Potosi camp grounds about 1.5 hrs from Bozeman. Great crew, some fun trails and epic setting. Summer in Montana is rocking.