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Tom Kotynski
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Retired from 36 years of journalism, followed by an 8 year encore career as supervisor of Career and Technical Education for Great Falls Public Schools
Retired from 36 years of journalism, followed by an 8 year encore career as supervisor of Career and Technical Education for Great Falls Public Schools

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Welcoming in a New Year. Worries about snowpack already
Mark Hertenstein looks down on Sun River from ridge west above Hannan Gulch Looking back up the gulch toward Grassy Mountain This is why they call the mountain "Castle" Reef.  In the alpine glow. I haven't posted for nearly two months, but that doesn't mean...
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Virtually the same trip
Frosted trees Across the top The overcast finally broke Perfect skiing conditions Wayne Phillips and I did virtually the same trip Sunday that Mark Hertenstein and I did the week previous, only we threw in a steep trip down the powerline. We started off as ...
Virtually the same trip
Virtually the same trip
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Backcountry ski season begins; snow is great!
Mark Hertenstein at the head of Deadman Creek after some turns I'm at the head of Weatherwax bowls Mark at the powerline I guess because I'm always anxious for the backcountry ski season to begin I think I'm getting a late start every year. I got out Sunday...
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Devil's Glen in Scapegoat Wilderness before the snow
Looking down on one of the Devil's Glen cascades The key stretch of the Devil's Glen On my way out the sun finally lit up the Steamboat bluffs It's been a while since I hiked to Devil's Glen on the Dearborn River, an easy trek in this limestone canyon of tr...
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Last shot at the larch: Apgar Lookout
Walking through a golden larch forest A beautiful, easy trail to the top The view of Lake McDonald and Stanton peak from the lookout Pockets of larch untouched by the 2003 Roberts fire Gorgeous golden larch along the trail I was still recovering from the Ou...
Last shot at the larch: Apgar Lookout
Last shot at the larch: Apgar Lookout
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Can`t resist the larch: Ousel Peak in Great Bear
A view from top of Ousel Peak on Middle Fork Flathead with larch in full color Harrison Lake in Glacier Park Pyramid Peak from top of Ousel St. Nicholas presides over the Nyack basin and a blaze of larch Katie and her hiking group decided to climb Scalplock...
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Glacier's west side in a blaze of color
Middle Fork Flathead from Garry Lookout site Alpine glow in Glacier Park from Polebridge Mercantile Bowman Lake on a frosty pre-hike morning Upper Quartz Lake Campground in Glacier Bowman Lake with view of Rainbow Pek The cottonwoods on Swan Lake The larch ...
Glacier's west side in a blaze of color
Glacier's west side in a blaze of color
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Colorado Mountain Lookout, Yellowstone and Teton parks
Our route The stone walk way at the top   The top cairn with Black Mountain below  Katie with ground cover and copious deadfall along the trail  We finally got up Colorado Mountain Lookout (elevation: 7,217 feet) in the Lazyman Roadless Area in the Helena L...
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Rock art near Lewistown, more Front Fall colors
Damage from South Fork Teton flood below the destroyed Rierdon Gulch trailhead is evident   The ground cover is Fall eye candy The wall above Rierdon Gulch resembles the Chinese Wall A look down the valley from the divide You best follow these cairns to fin...
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Fall colors in full glory; a flurry of activities
The red aspens really lit up the Front Mount Wright highlighted by aspens Our group on the flanks of Wolf Butte On the trail to Ptarmigan Tunnel in Glacier Park The always beautiful Ptarmigan area In the past week I've climbed Mount Wright in the Front for ...
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