Spring sights on the way to Camas Lakes

A short May hike to Camas Lakes, southwest of Hamilton in the Bitterroot Mountains, highlighted the changing of the seasons: spring runoff and wildflowers,¬†and the last of winter’s snow. For the first mile, the trail climbed¬†steadily to the north, crossing Hayes Creek at about a quarter mile then turning northwest at 1 mile and entering …

Spires and ice in Blodgett Canyon

With its towering rocky spires, Blodgett Canyon is a geological highlight of the Bitterroot Mountains for summer visitors. In winter, however, it becomes a frozen wonderland. And while it’s quite popular in warmer months, it seems hardly anyone goes there in the snow. On New Year’s Day, for example, we saw four other people, and …

Welcome to Trails + Travels

A new year, a new blog – welcome to Trails + Travels! Really, this is a continuation of my old blog, Hike MT. I was beginning to feel it was too limiting both in its name, which easily could be changed, and in its design, which seemed less easy to alter considering it was a …