The Puller is on sale.

The Kindle version is currently .99¢ for the next five days.

“The Forest Service liked to keep the roadside trees tall, while logging the hell out of the forest beyond view of travelers”.

A creek in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

I was very fortunate to spend last weekend with my father. We went out to eat a lot (lol) and spent time outdoors in our great national forests. This image was from the Bitterroot National Forest, a 1.587 million acre mountain paradise on the Montana/Idaho border.

Black Friday is on sale

99¢ at Amazon for the next five days….


There is something remarkable about this book, and it’s not just Hodges’ writing style that gives it that edge. It’s not often that I connect with characters on a quasi-meta level, but Hodges’ dialogue and descriptive idiosyncrasies sent chills down my spine and made me actually listen to what the characters had to say. He is a masterful author who possesses the rare ability to allow the reader to forgive and forget the characters’ shortcomings.

Rain, finally.

The rain is finally here. Our first measurable rainfall came yesterday, and hasn’t stopped since. The mountains are getting snow, too, above 5,000 feet. The summer of 2017 is now officially the driest and hottest in recorded history for Montana. Good riddance.

I had to get out into the woods. On my way to the mountains, this bison blocked me on a narrow, dangerous road. Eventually he let me pass.