Monthly Archives: April 2014

North to Alaska, part one: Ketchikan and the Tongass NF

Above:  View over southern Prince of Wales Island, from the M/V Columbia, in early 2012. I think the time has come for me to write a little bit about my time in Southeast Alaska.  I lived in the town of … Continue reading

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Living in the Inbetween

I live in two worlds. Or maybe I’ve got a personality that can’t decide where it belongs.  Either way, there’s a dichotomy to me that I don’t often see in others, although I’m sure there are others out there that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Growing up Wild in the Swan

I grew up in the remote Swan Valley of Montana, sandwiched between the Mission Mountain Wilderness to the west and the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex to the east.  Although I didn’t fully appreciate it until much later in my life, … Continue reading

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On Confidence

  I’ve known for some time that one of my biggest personal weaknesses is my confidence, or more accurately my lack of self-confidence.  For whatever reason, confidence is something I’ve always lacked to a degree, from my earliest recollections to … Continue reading

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One Firefighters Thoughts on Wilderness

Wilderness and wild places have played a large role in my life, from my earliest youthful memories to my current career in natural resource management.  As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, I thought that it would … Continue reading

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Early April weekend updates

Today I updated the address of my Flickr page to be a bit easier to remember.  Not much in new pictures recently, but I’m sure as the summer progresses I’ll be adding a lot more.  I’m going to be making an … Continue reading

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Winter’s back…

Winter has returned to Garden Valley, for today at least.

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