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Heads pop out of a jammer at Glacier NP.

Feedback from the Glacier Crew

By     |    Jul 24, 2012
Posted in: Montana, Parks     |    No Comments

We love hearing from our readers whether it’s via the contact page or as a comment on a post. Bill (who has his own blog) shared this: Greetings from Glacier National Park. Someone on the staff here discovered your blog the other day and showed me the haikus that you created at the park. It really made us smile. We just installed those exhibits about three weeks ago and were not sure how […]

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Fresh like a 100-year-old glacier!

Beers of the Northern Rockies and the Northwest

By     |    Jul 19, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming     |    1 Comment

Read the stats and we’re a Budweiser nation. Travel around, and it seems like nobody drinks the stuff. Milwaukee and the rest of Wisconsin is a Miller strong-hold that spreads into the surrounding area. Same with Yuengling and the Pennsylvania area and Coors and Colorado. Meanwhile, Upstate New York loves its Labatt Blue. The only place that seems to support Bud is St. Louis – no surprise there. So what gets […]

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Paul working through a difficult haiku.

Writing haiku in Glacier National Park

By     |    Jul 13, 2012
Posted in: Montana, Parks     |    2 Comments

Inspired by a boardwalk nature trail with haiku on the panels, we returned to our campsite to compose our own silly haiku. You remember haiku from elementary school? Those three-line poems with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third? Maybe if traveling doesn’t work out, we can become roving bad-haiku missionaries. Here are our favorites from our haiku-session in Glacier National Park: Paul […]

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"Seasonal" vegetables.

Restaurant Theory: Moose’s Saloon vs. Glacier National Park’s Swiss Lounge

By     |    Jul 12, 2012
Posted in: Food, Montana     |    No Comments

Moose’s is a sawdust-on-the-floor type place and it’s got me thinking about value. I mean, some restaurants just feel like they’re robbing you, like they only exist to take your money. Moose’s Saloon isn’t one of those. Yeah, the pizza crust is frozen, cookie-cutter cardboard, but the toppings are fresh and good and the thing is cooked perfectly. Something else is going on. Let me take a step back. In […]

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The trail I was excited to hike: closed.

Snowed under in Glacier National Park

By     |    Jul 12, 2012
Posted in: Montana, Parks     |    6 Comments

One of the great things about mountain parks like Glacier National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park is that they give regular people easy access to the tundra. What, you don’t want to hike 8,000+ vertical feet or over 10+ miles just to get a glimpse of spring wildflowers at 10,000 feet? No problem, if you’re in Glacier, just drive up to the Logan Pass Visitor’s Center, park your car, […]

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Gopher hunting: Montana Official State Pastime.

Montana, You Crazy

By     |    Jul 11, 2012
Posted in: Montana     |    No Comments

Montana is the state I was most excited to visit after Alaska. Fly fishing … mountains … glaciers … the state has everything! But it wasn’t what I expected, but it’s exactly what I should have expected. The first clue was the Inside Bozeman magazine we grabbed in Gardiner, MT. Most of the articles were interesting, but one advised readers to look no further than gopher hunting if they were […]

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Avalanche Lake, happy travelers.

Happy July 4th!

By     |    Jul 4, 2012
Posted in: Montana, Reality     |    No Comments

Well, it’s July 4th, shouldn’t you be off grilling or lighting things on fire (hopefully not lighting your food on fire) instead of reading our blog?! Get off your computer! We’re in the Glacier National Park area enjoying the dramatic views. Who needs fireworks when you have glaciers in July? Other than that, we just celebrated our nine-month on-the-road anniversary. Whoopie! It’s been fun. Next stop: Seattle … with a […]

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Morning Glory Pool.

11 More Crazy Yellowstone Pictures

By     |    Jun 29, 2012
Posted in: Montana, Parks, Wyoming     |    3 Comments

Man, we took a lot of pics in Yellowstone! Here are my favorites — I didn’t get through them fast enough to add to Lisa’s post.

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Stormy days make the best sunsets.

Cooking dinner in a downpour

By     |    Jun 28, 2012
Posted in: Montana, Wyoming     |    1 Comment

It had been raining all day our last day in Yellowstone. Instead of mobbing the trails and geyers, people were hunkered down in the campgrounds, and we weren’t able to get a spot on the west side of the park. So we left the park and found a great National Forest campground north of West Yellowstone, MT (great name: Baker’s Hole, referring to the fishing, of course). It finally stopped […]

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Tai Chi photography and a gent posing.

Yellowstone Wildlife, Human Edition

By     |    Jun 27, 2012
Posted in: Montana, Parks, Wyoming     |    1 Comment

Yellowstone is a zoo without fences. People treat it like a zoo too. They’re crazy here. They’ll walk right up to a buffalo almost, assuming it’s tame, gentle, pet-able. Insanity indeed. Here’s what we saw.

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