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

Wilderness With a Side of Camping

Think you want to experience the joy of Wilderness Areas, but not sure you’re up to backpacking into the wild? We have a solution for you: Red Rocks Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in the southernmost reaches of Southwest Montana. Although over 75% of the Refuge is protected by the Wilderness Area rules banning mechanized vehicles … Read more

Nothing but Footprints in the Scapegoat Wilderness

March is a month for staring out the window and dreaming about when it will be warm enough that you can leave everything behind and just march into the wilderness for a while. At least it is for me. If that’s your view of March too, then you should probably start planning your trip to … Read more

Skiing and Soaking in Southwest Montana

Last week, my esteemed colleague posed the question “what would you do with a snow day in Southwest Montana?” but she missed the most obvious answer, which is to take the ideas on her list and mash them together into a ball–a snow(day) ball, if you will. I’m talking about marshmallows on your hot chocolate. … Read more