Father's Day Hike

My Father in Law is a wonderful person.  We all love to get together outside as mush as possible.  This year for Father's Day he wanted to go on a short hike and fish just a bit.  We drove from Whitefish up to Link lake which is in the Whitefish Range.  I enjoy the Whitefish Range a lot! A secret dream of mine would be to spend the summer working on the old trails that crisscross this area.  I would love to see these trails all opened back up and cleaned up so everyone could use them to their fullest.  In my books the more people get out the door and enjoy the outside the better the world would be---it is just that simple!

Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature's darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature's sources never fail.  John Muir Our National Parks, 1901, page 56.

Cliff once skied this north facing  slope with others back in the late 60s.  He is now 79 and was telling us about hiking up to the basin here and then hiking up to the top to ski.  It was the year he and some of his ski buddies skied every month.  He did say there was a lot less trees when they skied it.

Tally the water dog!  She loves a good swim.

Cliff enjoying a walk through the wild flowers.

Sadie cooling off--my dogs love their snow!

Ever have one of those gosh awful sinus sneezes?!

Link Lake

Christian heading over for some photos of his dad.