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Favorite Fall Activities, fall colors

Favorite Fall Activities

It’s officially Autumn – one of my favorite seasons. Normally, we’d be head deep in a straw bale maze, jumping into piles of leaves, finding the biggest pumpkin in the patch, or creating an adorable fall-themed craft. These have historically been some of my favorite fall activities (and an excuse to link to old, adorable …

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Horseback riding in Yellowstone National Park with Wilderness Pack Trips

Horseback riding in Yellowstone

We had the pleasure of backcountry horseback riding in Yellowstone National Park with Wilderness Pack Trips. This wasn’t the nose-to-tail trail ride that you see people enduring from the road; this was an off-trail wilderness experience. In a park that sees more than four million visitors a year, we saw no one. That’s how I …

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Craig Beals

Craig Beals teaches science lessons related to Yellowstone supervolcano on national TV

BOZEMAN — Craig Beals, a Montana State University graduate who teaches earth science and chemistry at Billings Senior High School recently taught science lessons related to Yellowstone’s supervolcano – one of Montana’s most talked about natural features – on a national platform. Craig Beals, who received degrees from MSU in 2005 in biology and secondary education – general science …

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All in a day’s work

It’s been a pretty good January for me work-wise. And by that, I mean I’ve had some really fun adventures in the name of work. As a freelance writer, I can pitch any story I want to magazines and newspapers. It doesn’t mean they’ll take it, but they often do. Lone Mountain Ranch My first story …

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Fall Camping for Non-Hunters

Aspens are turning gold and umber, nights are longer, and days feel crisper. Summer is over—but don’t put away your tent and sleeping bag just yet. The warm days and cool nights of autumn are just right for a camping trip. When you’re planning your fall outing, you have to think about who else is …

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Christmas Eve Tradition {2014}

We’ve made it a tradition in our family to spend Christmas Eve in Yellowstone. While any day is a good day to play in the park, I really like to get us out the day before Christmas. We get away from the frenetic Santa-waiting and presents and commercialism. We do that stuff, too, just not …

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