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Field Trip Friday: Porcupine Cabin

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This FTF is a bit of a cheat since we didn’t actually go to the cabin on Friday. However, our field trip was preempted by the need to plan, prepare and pack for the cabin, so there you go.

We had so much fun, but this weekend reminded me that all the work that goes into camping and the effort of cleaning up afterwards, hardly makes a one night trip worth it. I’m glad we went, though, because we got to hang out with great people and do almost nothing. When is the last time you sat around for a day? Really just sat around? I have no idea when I last did that.

Our friends Meggan and Tony (and their super adorable four-month-old, Brody) rented the Porcupine Cabin and invited us to join them. Lucky us, since this cabin is in a gorgeous spot with a killer view.

The other fun thing about the weekend was that we got to meet a couple new people. I love new friends. Actually, it turned out that one of these new friends, Hannah, and I had a class together at the University of Montana. I spent two semesters there when I was in college as part of the National Student Exchange Program. Somehow, Hannah remembered me (as “the Humboldt girl) from 1995!


Eating dinner on a bench.

Loren and Maya– both adorable.

Anders spent a lot of time climbing this fence and walking along it.

The excavation site.

Most of the cabin crew.


We pitched our mega tent so we wouldn’t bother anyone. Turns out there were so many mice in the cabin that Meggan and Tony didn’t sleep much anyway. Brody didn’t seem to mind the mice.


Hannah holding a super sweet Brody.

My guys.

It’s not a camping trip without roasting marshmallows.

After we left the cabin we stopped for second breakfast at the Clyde Park Tavern. Yum.

A quick stop at the Clyde Park park before heading home.



Know before you go


The Porcupine Cabin is on the west side of the Crazy Mountains about 10 miles east of Wilsall. You can reserve the cabin, or just about any cabin at You can rent cabins on the Gallatin National Forest up to three days before you want them. If you decide on a last minute outing, call the Forest Service office to reserve.

I wrote a bunch about renting cabins here.

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