Feedback from the Glacier Crew

Feedback from the Glacier Crew

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 …

Beers of the Northern Rockies and the Northwest

Beers of the Northern Rockies and the Northwest

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, …

Writing haiku in Glacier National Park

Writing haiku in Glacier National Park

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 …

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

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

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, …

Snowed under in Glacier National Park

Snowed under in Glacier National Park

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 …

Montana, You Crazy

Montana, You Crazy

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 …

Happy July 4th!

Happy July 4th!

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 …

11 More Crazy Yellowstone Pictures

11 More Crazy Yellowstone Pictures

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.

Cooking dinner in a downpour

Cooking dinner in a downpour

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 …

Yellowstone Wildlife, Human Edition

Yellowstone Wildlife, Human Edition

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.

Trying to find the library in Gardiner, MT

Trying to find the library in Gardiner, MT

We’d been without internet access for about a week. It was starting to wear on us. We needed contact with the outside world, with people who weren’t currently at Grand Teton or Yellowstone National Parks. We decided to make for Gardiner, MT, to find a …