2015 in 100 Photos

The Rover in Winter: skiing, ice climbing, hiking, snowshoeing.

The Rover in January 2015: skiing, ice climbing, snowshoeing.

In 2015, this little blog of mine was visited by a few hundred thousand people in 167 countries (out of 196). I myself have only been to a dozen or so countries (in North, Central and South America and Europe) and I’m more than a little flabbergasted by the wanderlust of my words. In 2016, I’m gunning for the good fortune to visit at least two more countries – Nepal and India – and for the Blonde Coyote to travel even farther – and further. Thanks to everybody for following the “world renowned” Blonde Coyote and Happy New Year! 🙂

Here are a few of my favorite photos from a few of my favorite moments over the past year. Remember: Success has less to do with the accumulation of things and more to do with an accumulation of moments and creating a successful life might be as simple as determining which moments are the most valuable and seeing how many of those I can string together in a line. – Pam Houston

Subzero Skiing

Braidsicle, Subzero Skiing, Big Sky, Montana

New Neighbors: Mama moose with twin calves

New Neighbors: Mama moose with twin calves in Big Sky

Skiing Mount Hood, Timberline Resort, OR

Self-portrait Skiing Mount Hood

Dogs at Mount Hood

Dogs at Mount Hood

He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy...

He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy…

In Holly wood they say Mush you Huskies! In Montana we say, Hike you Mutts!

In Hollywood they say Mush you Huskies! In Montana we say, Hike you Mutts!

Turning for Home, to Lone Peak!

Turning for Home, to Lone Peak!

Our Home Mountains

Home Mountains

Ready.

Ready.

Keeping up with the Gnarliest Bros I know... aka my roommates!

Keeping up with the Gnarliest Bros I know… aka my roommates!

Hiking the A To Z Ridge out to Headwaters, the realest-dealest inbounds skiing in America.

Hiking the A To Z Ridge out to Headwaters, the realest-dealest inbounds skiing in America.

My Brother Slaying Lone Peak

My Brother Slaying Lone Peak, Cedar Mountain in the background

Great Falls on the North Side of Lone Peak

Great Falls on the North Side of Lone Peak

Montana Dognap on Antlers & Skis

Montana Dognap on Antlers & Skis

Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry Skiing

Beehive Basin

Freshturns in Beehive Basin

Saint patty's Day in Jackson Hole

Saint Patty’s Day in Jackson Hole

Spring Thaw, Big Sky Meadow

Spring Thaw, Big Sky Meadow

Spring Hiking, Gallatin Range

Spring Hiking, Gallatin Range

The Great Bear Awakes

The Great Bear Is Awake

Spring Thaw on the Gallatin

Spring Thaw on the Gallatin

Spring Roadtrip, Utah

Spring Roadtrip, Utah, Last ride of the Rover 

Strange Writings

Strange Writings

Strange Worlds

Strange Worlds

Filling Big Footprints

Filling Big Footprints

This makes for a better story.

RIP Rover, Incredibly Blessed to Walk Away

New Ride: Ruby the Subaru

New Ride: Ruby the Subaru. Summer road trip to WY, ID,NV,CA,OR

International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV

International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV

Mono Lake D.O.G.

Mono Lake D.O.G.

Summit of Lassen Peak, on the 100 year anniversary since the last eruption in 1915

Summit of Lassen Peak, on the 100 year anniversary since the last eruption in 1915

Hello Shasta

Hello Shasta

Skiing Mount Shasta. We had to carry our skis up to 8,000 feet then we skinned up to 10,500 and skied down.

Skiing Mount Shasta. We had to carry our skis up to 8,000 feet then we skinned up to 10,500 and skied down.

Dream Ski on Shasta

Dream Ski on Shasta

Crater of Mount Hood. We skinned up to here then skied down and climbed it again the next day to summit on foot.

Crater of Mount Hood. We skinned up to here then skied down and climbed it again the next day to summit on foot.

Helens, Rainier and Adams from Hood...I've climbed 3 out of 4!

Helens, Rainier and Adams from Hood…I’ve climbed 3 out of 4!

Oregon Coast Camping

Oregon Coast Camping

Crabbing for Dungees in the Newport Bay, OR

Crabbing for Dungees in the Newport Bay, OR

Tenants Harbor, Maine

From one coast to another: Tenants Harbor, Maine

Back to Big Sky: Early Summer

Back to Big Sky: Early Summer

Storm Castle, Summer Wildflowers

Storm Castle, Summer Wildflowers

Finding Our Way

Finding Our Way

Lone Peak D.O.G. from Wilson Peak

Lone Peak D.O.G. from Wilson Peak

Lone Peak from Woodward Mountain

Lone Peak from Woodward Mountain

Van Life, Montana

Van Life, Montana, Woodward Mountain

Lone Peak from the Sphinx

Lone Peak from the Sphinx

Lone Peak from Gallatin Peak

Lone Peak from Gallatin Peak

Lone Peak from Bonecrusher

Lone Peak from Bonecrusher

Lone Peak Hike, HIgh Summer

Lone Peak Hike, High Summer

Gallatin Peak from Lone Peak

Gallatin Peak from Lone Peak

Looking Down the Big Couloir on Lone Peak

Looking Down the Big Couloir on Lone Peak

Hey Goat!

Hey Goat!

Hey Bear

Hey Bear

Hey Bear

Hey Bear

Bears Here

Bears Here

Bears Live in Beautiful Places

Bears Live in Beautiful Places

Ross Peak, Ancient Coral Reef, Bridger Range,

Ross Peak, Ancient Coral Reef, Bridger Range,

Almost Up, Coral Reef, Montana

Almost Up, Coral Reef, Montana

Summit Buddies on Ross Peak

Summit Buddies on Ross Peak

Into the Winds!

Into the Winds!

Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range, Wyoming

Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range, Wyoming

Happy Hiker, Dreams Coming True

Granite Wonderland, Dreams Coming True

Wind Rivers Waterfall

Wind Rivers Waterfall

Storm Incoming, Cirque of the Towers

Storm Incoming, Cirque of the Towers

Tent Bound D.O.G.

Tent Bound D.O.G.

Wind Rivers Hikers

Happy Hikers

My First Rafting Trip! Hells Canyon

My First Rafting Trip! Hells Canyon

This is what Class 4 looks like

This is what Class 4 looks like

Hiking Hells Canyon

Hiking Hells Canyon

Riding Rubber through the Deepest Canyon in North America

Riding Rubber through the Deepest Canyon in North America

Back In Big Sky

Back In Big Sky

Happy Backpackers in a Hailstorm at 9,000 feet

Happy Backpackers in a Hailstorm at 9,000 feet

Crossing Table Mountain

Crossing Table Mountain

Crossing Windy Ridge

Crossing Windy Ridge

Petrified Wood , Gallatin Range

Petrified Wood , Gallatin Range

Gallatin Firetower

Gallatin Firetower

Bearcountry Cabin.. those spikes aren't for pigeons!

Bearcountry Cabin.. those spikes aren’t for pigeons!

Fall Roadtrip: Trans-Canadian Highway to Nova Scotia!

Fall Roadtrip: Trans-Canadian Highway to Nova Scotia!

New Watershed!

New Watershed!

Lake Superior, North Shore

Lake Superior, North Shore

Thunder Bay, Lake Superior

Thunder Bay, Lake Superior

Hands-in-Pockets Weather, Lake Superior

Hands-in-Pockets Weather, Lake Superior

Nova Scotia D.O.G.

Nova Scotia D.O.G.

Bat of Fundy, Low Tide

Bay of Fundy, Low Tide

Bay of Fundy, High Tide

Bay of Fundy, High Tide

Alma Harbor, Low Tide

Alma Harbor, Low Tide

Alma Harbor, High Tide

Alma Harbor, High Tide

Blueberry Camping, Nova Scotia

Blueberry Camping, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Sunrise

Nova Scotia Sunrise

Showing part-Newfie Bowie Newfoundland

Showing part-Newfie Bowie Newfoundland

Ferry Crossing the Bay of Fundy

Ferry Crossing the Bay of Fundy

Borrowed Vans are like Pink Elephants

Borrowed Vans are like Pink Elephants

New Mexico, Revisited

New Mexico, Revisited

Hualapai Mountains, Arizona

Hualapai Mountains, Arizona

Heading for Home, 10,000 miles later

Heading for Home, 10,000 miles later

Out of one dream ride, into another...

Out of one dream ride, into another…

The Rover Love Continues...

The Rover Love Continues…

Winter Comes Again, Moose-Spotting

Moose-Spotting as Winter Comes Again…

Going Up!

Going Up!

 

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in Big Sky, Montana. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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8 Responses to 2015 in 100 Photos

  1. geolwh11 says:

    When you get back to southwest Montana, let me know. It would be fun to show you some geology that I’ve been working on! Have a great 2016.

  2. Pit says:

    Thanks for taking me with you through 2015, and all my best wishes for 2016,
    Pit

  3. Nicole says:

    Wonderful pics. Thanks for sharing. Makes my heart lighter just looking through them while sitting here at my work desk.

    How do you keep the snow from bunching up in your dogs’ paws? We just got a new (2 year old) puppy from the shelter and snow build up on his paws is a limiting factor when we are in the back country.

    Thanks!

  4. Barneysday says:

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful year. I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your beautiful pictures. Happy New year

  5. Sundowner says:

    Love your pics and stories.  Have a safe and happy new year & trails. 

    ross

  6. furrygnome says:

    Looks like you’ve had an awesome year, and spent a lot of time in the mountains! Glad to got to a bit of Canada too. Your Flickr page is absolutely amazing! Hope 2016 is just as good!

  7. Steven Joly says:

    Wow Mary! Looks like quite a year you have had. The Winds and the Gallatins and bears,oh my. Ambitious for normal folks; highlights for you. Thanks for sharing. Good luck in the New Year.

  8. Tina says:

    Hey Mary,

    Another amazing year in your travels! Some great pictures there, wishing you all the best in 2016!

    Tina

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