Since most of you haven't met me in person, I thought I'd introduce my traveling companion to you -- the good friend who's been with me when I've taken the vast majority of these Montana photos. Everyone, say hello to Miles the Dog.
Miles is a Border Collie, rescued from the animal shelter by a friend and then given to me when things didn't work out. He's been my partner in crime since 2003, and we've shared lots of great adventures together.
I took this shot of Miles about five years ago, as we explored the winter streets of Virginia City. Today, Miles is an old dog and his health is failing ... but he's still happy, and still a great companion, and still always up for a hike or a roadtrip.