Month: June 2017

Photo by Larry Luton.

Flathead Swim Series (July 14-16, 2017)

The Flathead Lake Swim Series is in a class of its own. Launched in 2014 by marathon swimmer, Emily von Jentzen, this weekend-long event offers serious swimmers several race options to test their limits. Many compete in all four races: 5k (Friday evening), 10k (Saturday), 1 mile and ½ mile (Sunday morning). The unpredictability of …

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Photo by Crystal Atamian.

A Bird and a Baby: Confessions of a Sage Grouse Conservationist

Why are the things that leave us shaking and wide-eyed with fear or adrenaline the very things that define us and that we often love with a vengeance? Oddly, this describes my relationship with greater sage-grouse. My first experience with that chicken-like resident of sage brush country left my husband and I curled in the …

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Photo of Bridgedale Trailblaze hiking socks.

Bridgedale TrailBlaze Hiking Socks

Bridgedale is the global market leader in the manufacture of technical socks for hiking, mountaineering, running, skiing and walking for good reason. The company’s factory in Northern Ireland has been knitting socks since WW1, so you might say they know what they’re doing. The TrailBlaze “CoolFusion” technology means you’re buying a burley, yet breathable hiking …

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Photo of vacation rental by Shallan Knowles

How to Book a Perfect Vacation Rental this Summer

Banff. Bend. Playa del Carmen. Leavenworth. Whistler. These are among the places we have visited while staying in vacation rentals thanks to our family travel planner, my wife Rachel Peters. While she’s not available to be your travel planner, keep reading and learn some of what she knows about the vacation rental market gleaned from …

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Photo of Flathead River. Photo from Common Domain.

Whitefish, Montana— Two Bear Marathon

Experience Whitefish, Montana, near the west entrance to Glacier National Park, while running the scenic backroads around this beautiful mountain town. The Two Bear Marathon, September 10, has an all-new, all-road course this year for both the full and half marathon distances. The race starts and ends at Depot Park in downtown Whitefish, where a …

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