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This blog is primarily devoted to discussions on various aspects of public policy, chiefly economic, business, energy, and environmental policy. It also contains—and its archives are chock full of—photo essays and trip reports from various adventures in the out-of-doors of Montana and New Hampshire. For more information about me, click here.

Night Sailing by Chicago on Lake Michigan

September 26, 2009

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Chicago Sunset

September 17, 2009
Sunset over Chicago from the Lake Front Trail, as I biked back to Hyde Park from some shopping on Michigan Ave.

Sunset over Chicago from the Lake Front Trail, as I biked back to Hyde Park from some shopping on Michigan Ave.

Fly-Fishing Idaho’s St. Joe’s River

August 27, 2009

I few weekends ago I went over to northern Idaho to spend a weekend hiking and fishing with some good friends from Dartmouth. Here are a few pictures.

Cedar, river, and hillside

Cedar, river, and hillside

Glacier National Park

August 24, 2009

A couple weeks ago I spent a lovely weekend in Glacier National Park with family. T’was lovely, especially an absolutely gorgeous hike up Sunrift Gorge.

Sunrift Gorge, Looking West

Sunrift Gorge, Looking West

Ireland Photos

May 8, 2009

Were the rivers open and fish plentiful

March 18, 2009

Lately I have been rather nostalgic for this past year’s backcountry fishing trips. Trout occupy my dreams. I would rather be catching dancing trout than drinking Dancing Trout. The forecast is 50 degrees for this Saturday, and I plan to head down the Bitterroot River to try my luck there. But my heart is yearning for the North Fork of the Blackfoot, Upper Rattlesnake Creek, and South Fork of the Flathead.  So until then, two pictures from a backpacking/fishing trip last summer, in the middle of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, two days from the nearest trailhead, but oh so perfectly in the heart of wild cutthroat country.

This wasn't the biggest cutthroat that I caught that day, but it was a fun one. You can see the absolutely amazing hole in the top-left corner of the picture.

This wasn't the biggest cutthroat that I caught that day, but it was a fun one. You can see the absolutely amazing hole in the top-left corner of the picture.

I was fishing just up by the bend. Absolutely wonderful. Crystal clear water, ten miles of the river to myself, and no grizzly bears in sight.

“I was fishing just up by the bend. Absolutely wonderful. Crystal clear water, ten miles of the river to myself, and no grizzly bears in sight.

Grant Teton Backcountry Skiing

February 24, 2009

This is a belated post with pictures from early February.  I visiting some good friends from Dartmouth in Jackson Hole, and one day we went up to the Park to get some backcountry skiing in, on a mountain called 25 Short (because the elevation is 9,975 feet).  While most of the time I was either too cold, too tired, or too used to low altitude to snap some pictures, I did take a couple.

On the top of 25 Short, about to ski down.  A wonderful blue-bird day.

On the top of 25 Short, about to ski down. A wonderful blue-bird day.

This is one of the Tetons or some big mountain by them.  I forget exactly.  Pretty sweet whatever it is.

This is one of the Tetons or some big mountain by them. I forget exactly. Pretty sweet whatever it is.