Here for the Beer in Missoula

While the population of over 100,000 is not staggeringly large, Missoula is the second largest city in Montana and home to the University of Montana. That means, of course, that it hosts all the big box stores that we know and love, and have missed during our journey across the more rural areas of the … Read more Here for the Beer in Missoula

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 more Rest 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 more Crowds 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 more Gaping at Eastern Glacier National Park

Skipping Across Montana

After leaving North Dakota we faced a verrrrrry long trip across the gigantic state of Montana, the 4th largest in the nation, to reach our next major destination: Glacier National Park. Eastern Montana and the northern tier of Montana are very sparsely populated (as in: plan ahead, because the next gas station could be 50+ … Read more Skipping Across Montana