Montana

John Steinbeck said, “I am in love with Montana. For other states, I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”

 

We couldn’t agree more. Montana is home and travel for us. We love nesting in our chosen town at the Original Gateway to Yellowstone National Park. And we love traversing the state–climbing mountains, floating rivers, wandering through small towns and large ones (by Montana standards), and getting to know the people that, combined with an astounding landscape, make this state great.

 

Montana is bigger than many of the countries we visit, so there is a lot to see here.

Missoula: part two

Day Two started with another ride on the carousel for Anders, Finn and I. Then across the parking lot to check out the Children’s Museum. I was so impressed with this museum and the kids loved it. If I hadn’t dragged them out (it was our first warm weather of the year, I couldn’t stay …

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Pine Creek Falls

A couple weekends ago we kicked off the summer season with a hike to Pine Creek Falls. It’s one of our standards because it is close, short and has a magnificent turn around spot. It doesn’t hurt that the Pine Creek Cafe sits near the turnoff for the trailhead. On this day, we enjoyed breakfast …

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Kings Hill Cabin, Montana

The Kings Hill Cabin Montana Last week we spent two nights and three lovely days at the Kings Hill Cabin, a Forest Service cabin on the Lewis and Clark National Forest. If you don’t know about renting Forest Service cabins you can read more about it here. The short story is that the Forest Service rents …

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Montana night sky above creek with trees on either side

A Summer Red Lodge Itinerary

There are so many things to do in Red Lodge, Montana during the summer. Explore this charming small town at the base of the Beartooth Mountains.

Barley to beer

One of the stories I am working for MSU News Service is about following the barley trail from our research at MSU to a farmer’s field to a malt house and finally to a microbrewery in Belgrade (about 10 miles west of Bozeman). Two weeks ago our photographer, Kelly, and I drove up to Great …

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Yellowstone River Trail

Sunday we went for a hike along the Yellowstone River Trail. The route follows the Yellowstone River from Gardiner (and the confluence of the Yellowstone and Gardner Rivers)18.5 miles into the park. Through-hikers start at the other end since you lose more elevation that way, but we were only going a short distance, so it …

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