Lost Corgi after car accident on I-90 at milepost 327 between Bozeman and Livingston, MT. Details below! Please signal boost if you’re in the area!

“His name is Ronald, he is very friendly, mostly red with a little white on his face and neck, has lots of hair. His siblings are all safe and sound at the Stafford Animal Shelter and the co-owner will be driving up for them in the next few days. Thanks everyone for keeping your eyes out for him. It’s a good reminder to travel with your pets in crates, all the crated pups were unharmed and safe.”

Strength and beauty — Washington DC (April 2014)

“Tough times don’t last but tough people do.” —A. C. Green*

Close friends are the family you choose.  The friends who mail letters and make you fall off a chair {literally} laughing. The friends who would/do drop everything to be there, no questions asked.  The friends who are *always* up for adventure — big or small — even being the best/worst/best partner {hypothetically} on The Amazing Race.  The friends who inspire you with their strength, loyalty, empathy, and love.

*Today's MilePost quote resonated deeply.  Tonight, especially, counting every gift…particularly, family by birth, by choice, and by love.


Winter Biking - An Alaskan Tradition

Located just an hour’s drive from Fairbanks, Alaska, the one-million-acre White Mountains National Recreation Area offers stunning scenery, peaceful solitude, and outstanding opportunities for year-round recreation.

With 240 miles of groomed trails, winter biking in the White Mountains is limited only by your fitness, gear, and time. For a mellow introduction, ride seven miles into Lees Cabin on the Wickersham Creek Trail, which leaves from milepost 28 Elliott Highway. This well-used route, which follows a ridge top with only a few hills, is free of the creek crossings and overflow ice that can make for challenging conditions on other White Mountains trails.

BLM Alaska will have a booth with recreation info at the Fat Bike Expo February 25-27, 2016 in Anchorage. BLM Alaska currently permits two winter bike races: Iditarod Trail Invitational, a 1,000 mile winter bike race that begins on February 28 that follows the Iditarod Trail and the White Mountains 100-mile ultra race held in the BLM White Mountains on March 27.

Check out, “Sub-Arctic Snow Biking in Alaska’s White Mountains” on REI’s blog and this Steller book

Photos by BLMer Craig McCaa, Fairbanks District Office.

Thunder over Milepost 13 by Moffat Road on Flickr.

Caption: “Chicagoland is still bathed in morning sun, but not for long as a storm moves in from the west. It’s August 10, 1986 at Milepost 13 on Burlington Northern’s triple track at Brookfield, Illinois, as an eastbound double stack cruises by with a new tiger-stripe GP50 and a SD40-2. Number 3110 is BN’s first GP50 in the new livery.”

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Double Header @ Rondout , Illinois by Milepost 107 on Flickr.

Milwaukee Road freight train led by two steam locomotives at Rondout headed toward Wisconsin.

Rondout is the junction where the Milwaukee Road line to Fox Lake and beyond split off from the mainline to Milwaukee. Milwaukee Road commuter trains used to stop at Rondout, served by the depot seen on the right. Today, Metra Milwaukee District North Line trains still pass by Rondout Tower, seen on the left, but the passenger depot is long gone, and no Metra trains stop here. The next Metra station is Libertyville.

Rondout, Illinois

Don Ball collection

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