Merle Loman is an outdoor enthusiast living in the Bitterroot Valley located south of Missoula in western Montana. Her adventures start there but also travel the world. She hikes, bikes, fishes, hunts, skis and always take photos. As much time as she spends outdoors, one needs to eat. You will see entries about foods that travel well, making it much more fun to spend long periods of time exploring the flora and fauna. Merle authors a few blogs and outdoor adventure articles at Outdoor Recreation Examiner.