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Hello, welcome to one of the web's original and oldest photo blogs. is almost twenty years old! The domain and site went online in 1997, and became this photo blog in 2001. The site is a mashup, combining interests in photography and programming. It's built in the original hacker spirit -- cobbled together from bits of technology, code and many photos.

Hope you enjoy the site!

Cheers, John Kane

2017.08.06 / 8476 photos

Fire on ridge over Goat Creek

2017.07.19 / Goat Creek Fire

On the night of July 18th, a thunderstorm set a tree ablaze on the ridge above Goat Creek. The strike was on the east side of Rock Creek valley, and it was this lightning strike that began the Goat Creek fire.

5 pages / 48 photos


2016.11.18 / Drift

Thursday night, Drift played at the Ole Beck VFW in Missoula.

1 page / 14 photos

Bighorn Sheep

2016.10.30 / Bighorn Sheep Rams

In the fall the bighorn sheep rams on Rock Creek gather to butt heads and establish dominance. Rams can be seen down on the valley floor and up on the surrounding cliffs.

1 page / 5 photos


2016.10.01 / Drift

This past Saturday was Homecoming at UM and in-town, and Drift played at the Silver Dollar Bar in Missoula.

2 pages / 30 photos


2016.09.23 / Drift

This past Friday night, Drift played at the Palace Lounge in Missoula.

1 page / 5 photos


2016.07.17 / Drift

This past Sunday, Drift and American Falcon played Charlie B's!

1 page / 12 photos

American Falcon

2016.07.17 / American Falcon

This past Sunday, Drift and American Falcon played Charlie B's!

1 page / 9 photos

Burning Man 2015

2015.08.28 / Burning Man

Photos from Burning Man 2015.

The art theme this year was "Carnival of Mirrors." Our camp is Ganesh Camp and we bring, among other things, an Indian celebration tent.

21 pages / 294 photos

Boulder Creek Falls

2015.06.27 / Boulder Creek Falls

Hike in the Bitterroot south of Darby with the Sierra Club. We hiked up Boulder Creek to Boulder Creek Falls. The wildflowers were beautiful and the falls were going strong.

3 pages / 29 photos

Bighorn Sheep

2014.11.12 / Bighorn Sheep

Here are some recent photos of the bighorn sheep. They are frequent visitors in the fall, and think our front field is tasty and the mineral lick too.

1 page / 6 photos

Ranch Creek Pack Train

2014.10.13 / Ranch Creek Pack Train

Josh was leading a pack train of horses and mules to trail camp on upper Ranch Creek. It was a beautiful day and I hiked along and took photos.

1 page / 11 photos

Rock Creek Fall Foliage

2014.10.12 / Rock Creek Fall Foliage

Rock Creek's cottonwoods and aspens are beautiful at this time of year. Here are some photos from our back field and from Stage Rock cliff across the road.

1 page / 5 photos

Burning Man 2014

2014.08.22 / Burning Man

Photos from Burning Man 2014. The art theme was "Caravansary."

For my favorite photos 2001 to present, visit my Burning Man Gallery. For all photos, organized by year, visit my Burning Man Spotlight page.

19 pages / 222 photos


2014.06.15 / Montana Birds

My family loves the birds. Our house has always had feeders with both birdseed and hummingbird nectar. I love the hummingbirds the most.

1 page / 11 photos


2014.06.07 / Montana Road Trip

Joe and his friend Pam came to visit for a week. We took two road trips, had a fun time together and the scenery was fantastic.

5 pages / 51 photos

Mom and Dad in Montana

2014.05.11 / Mom and Dad in Montana

A few photos of mom and dad on Rock Creek in Montana.

1 page / 4 photos

Rock Creek at 10 Below

2013.12.05 / Rock Creek at 10 Below

An Arctic front moved in, and temperatures dropped to 10 below zero Fahrenheit. Rock Creek was a winter wonderland of freezing fog, ice fog and ice jams.

1 page / 5 photos