Montana’s Ocean View

The National Weather Service’s winter storm warning for today reminded me of some research I did a while back about Montana’s tropical past. So, brew a cup of something warm, plan a cross-country ski trip for this weekend, and imagine yourself on Montana’s tropical beaches. Or, you know, get back to work, whichever you prefer. … Read more

Ice Age Sculptures

Around 140,000 years ago, glaciers flowed south, carving out the valleys around Ovando, in northern SouthWest Montana. As the Bull Lake Ice Age ended, the glaciers retreated from the area. During the Pinedale Ice Age, between 60,000 and 15,000 years ago, ice covered the region once again. Glaciers again moved into the Ovando/Helmville area, carrying … Read more