I grew up in the big city of Billings, Montana. Some may call me a city slicker but I have enjoyed living in the quite,beautiful Flathead Valley for the last 7 years. I love to fish and ski, as well as enjoy many outdoor activities I have worked in radio since I was 19 and have loved every minute of it. I have been called the "mouth that roared," a bit candid at times, always open about my thoughts. I am a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and really love football in general. My claims to fame are that Larry the Cable Guy tested a joke he just wrote on me to see if he should use it on stage, I accidentally played a role in John Michael Montgomery returning to alcohol rehab, and I was fortunate enough to have an intimate dinner with Zac Brown Band in Vegas.
Active Fire Map for Current Large Incidents in the Country
Here is an active fire map, which shows large incidents around the country and region. As you can see the west is dealing with many fires in many states.
Outdoor Montana Tip: Don’t Mess With Nettles
They are known as "stinging nettles" and found in many areas in North America. You can find them right in this area, but be warned as they are called stinging nettles for a reason.
Are You Breaking the Law With Your Driver’s License? I May Be!
I know that some states are more strict on this and even more so with passports. Are you breaking the law with your driver's license? Let's find out.
Charene the Adventure Queen: Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery
This was a cool find on the side of the road between Portland and Boise. The Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery on I-84.
The Day Before 30th Birthday is Harder then Actual Birthday
I know I am not the only one. My 30th Birthday is looming, it's very soon and I feel like I am having a bit of a panic attack. This is my last day in my 20's...
Fly Fishing Adventures on Vacation
Well there were some fish on my line for vacation so things were good. Vacation didn't quite go as plan but in the end it was nice to do some fly fishing.
Charene the Adventure Queen’s Tips for Buying an RV
An RV is a major purchase. Here are some things to consider when you go shopping.
How to Prevent Heat Illness
This is a real issue when you are outside during the summer, especially if you are doing activities outdoors that require more out of you, you can find yourself with heat illness.
Keep Mosquitoes Away With These Tips and Tricks
It's an important part of being outside during the summer in this area, being aware and keeping mosquitoes from biting you. Here are some tricks and tips.
4th of July Porcupine Races
I love this area already! If you have never heard of the 'Council, Idaho Porcupine Races' then get ready for some fun and laughs.
5 Great Ways to Celebrate National Camping Month
Here are some easy ways to make the most of your outdoor adventures, from me and my friends at Bretz RV & Marine.
Throwing Snowballs in the Spring in Montana
It's not unusual to have snow in the spring but it is June and there is still a lot of snow up high and even down low in the Bitterroot.