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

A Month of Christmases!

December is upon us, and in SouthWest Montana that means one thing: community Christmas events. Seriously, it seems like every town in the state has at least some sort of Christmas shindig in the works, from Christmas strolls, to Christmas bazaars, to art gallery receptions, you won’t be starved for culture this holiday season (and … Read more

Wanderlust: A Montana Road Trip through Lincoln

Something about the crisp autumn air beckons exploration. Maybe it is our attempt to hold onto summer, with it being just warm enough to wander without a coat, or the deep colors of fall that beg us to connect, or the roads which are craving use before they become coated in snow and ice. For … Read more