Gratitude Monday

Ah, Spring, you may still be shy about showing your face for any length of time, but I can feel you’re here and I’m grateful, regardless of what you still try and throw our way.

Last Thursday morning didn't look much like spring
Last Thursday morning didn’t look much like spring

Yesterday I put on last summer’s hiking shorts and shoes and hit the trail. While the snow is mostly gone in Missoula, up the Rattlesnake there is still a crust of snow and ice right at the trailhead and continuing up as far as I went. Still, I got in four or five (slippery) miles and it felt great to breathe the air and just be out in it.

Rattlesnake Creek, looking south toward Missoula
Rattlesnake Creek, looking south toward Missoula

The locals seem happy to see a change in the weather, and what a little sunlight will do to make a cozy bed out of a big ‘ole manure pile.

Filthy neighbors
Filthy neighbors


I’m grateful that sunny weather is just around the corner, with days growing longer and longer in which to enjoy this beautiful part of the world I’m lucky to live in.


Author: Chris

Chris La Tray is a writer, a walker, and a photographer. He is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lives in Missoula, MT.

4 thoughts on “Gratitude Monday”

    1. I’m hoping we’ve turned the corner as well. The last few shitty weather days have been rain, when a week ago they’d have been snow.

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