All the Beauty in the World

High peaks? Glacial lakes? Stunning vistas? Raging rivers? High tundra? Captivating rock formations? Towering fir and spruce? Check to all the above: Beartooth Pass has it all. We only spent 2 days exploring… Continue reading

Marmot Motivation

We ended up hiking this trail because I’d read there were waterfalls but we had no expectations of actually making it there or anywhere too far due to Abby’s snail pace, exacerbated by… Continue reading

1906 Trail

On our last day in Helena we decided to check out the trails in City Park. After some reading I decided I was intrigued by the scenic 1906 Trail up to the summit… Continue reading

Memorial Falls and the Little Belt Mountains

Our next adventure was an investigative trip into the Little Belt Mountains north of White Sulphur Springs. We left with a little in the way of a plan which led to a few… Continue reading

Missouri River Explorations, First People’s Buffalo Jump, and Some Great Falls

One of our first day trips after arriving in Helena was spent driving north, through the canyons in the Big Belt Mountains, and then into the plains en route to Great Falls. Like… Continue reading

Gates of the Mountains

As the Lewis and Clark expedition paddled down the Missouri River on July 19, 1805 sheer cliffs and perpendicular stone walls rose in front of them seemingly blocking their passage at first. Without… Continue reading

Helena Days

After leaving Craters of the Moon we motored up to Helena, Montana to stay for the next 6 days. I had heard many interesting things about the town as well as the surrounding… Continue reading

Craters of the Moon Redux

The wonderfully strange and unique landscape of Craters of the Moon remains one of my favorite places I’ve visited. The vast lava flows and steep cinder cones that shroud the earth in a… Continue reading

Marsh, Mountain, Reservoir, Fossil, and Beer

Only half the time we spent in southwestern Idaho was spent viewing the springs along the Snake River however – the other 3 days we ventured out to see other sites. Our first… Continue reading

Snake River Springs

Slicing deep through the basalt plains of southest Idaho the Snake River rushes west, gaining volume as it is joined by the Malad and Bruneau Rivers. Known for it’s majesty and beauty in… Continue reading