Finishing Our Exploration of the Bitterroots

We finished off our time in far western Montana with a short stopover in the very southern end of the Bitterroot Valley, at another national forest campground located along the East Fork of the Bitterroot River. Our main goals were more hiking and more R&R before hitting another stretch of urban visits. Goals achieved!   … Read moreFinishing Our Exploration of the Bitterroots

Examining Wilderness in the Bitterroot National Forest

After our busy week in Missoula, it was time to recover from all the excitement and also to work off some of the beer. We relocated a very short distance southwest into the Bitterroot National Forest, to a lovely campground situated alongside a burbling creek. This was a welcome change from the road noise and … Read moreExamining Wilderness in the Bitterroot National Forest

Rest and Relaxation in the Flathead National Forest

After our very busy multi-week visit to Glacier National Park, including the isolated and breathtaking eastern side and the much more crowded west side of the park, we were ready for some serious downtime. We found it by moving just 20 miles from Glacier, into a small campground in the Flathead National Forest. The biggest … Read moreRest and Relaxation in the Flathead National Forest

Crowds and Plodding in Western Glacier National Park

Our much-needed break in Kalispell not only resulted in plenty of clean laundry, but also gave us a chance to finally restock our fresh foods. We learned that, given the size of our fridge and the rate at which we consume fresh products, we can only go about two weeks between grocery store visits. Trust … Read moreCrowds and Plodding in Western Glacier National Park

Gaping at Eastern Glacier National Park

When planning our route for 2018, we expected that a summertime visit to the Crown of the Continent – Glacier National Park – would be a highlight. So far, it has completely lived up to our expectations. We approached the park from the east, where we were rewarded after an incredibly long drive across the … Read moreGaping at Eastern Glacier National Park