Mountain Biking in Southwest Montana

Biking is quickly becoming one of Southwest Montana’s most popular pastimes. Helena and Butte in particular have enthusiastically embraced mountain biking. And, it’s not hard to see why, considering that both cities are deep in the Rockies, and surrounded by National Forest and public land. Both cities host annual mountain biking endurance races, and Helena … Read more

Bike Helena

Mountain Biking in Helena, MT

About five years ago, Helena Montana was name one of the International Mountain Biking Association’s official Ride Centers. Since then, the mountain biking in Helena has only gotten better. Only 39 cities currently hold Ride Center status, which requires not just extensive, high quality trails for all levels, but also that the trails are “embraced … Read more

The Most Magical Time of the Year: Farmers Market Season

The trouble with farmers markets is that they feature stunningly beautiful, fresh, locally grown produce. And before you say “oh, he’s just being ironic, calling that a problem”, let me assure you that I am not. You see, the problem with local produce is that it is beautiful and fresh, and you are very likely … Read more

Ode to the Road (Trip)

The time has come to start planning one of the best Montana summer traditions: visiting both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. If you don’t feel like hopping onto your private jet and zooming from one park to the other, then you’re going to need to participate in another great Montana tradition: planning a road trip. … Read more

Wilderness Art

As you wind your way through the surprising sculptures in the Sculptures in the Wild complex outside of Lincoln, Montana, you feel just a bit like you are wandering through some ancient, megalithic site. Built using local materials–both natural and industrial–the sculptures on this 26 acre plot of pine forest play with the environment, creating … Read more