Category Archive: Montana

A Stunning Hike to Leigh Lake

The day before our build started in Libby we took an early morning hike up the short trail to Leigh Lake. Though our route was only a little more than 4 miles roundtrip… Continue reading

A Bison Range, Mission Church Murals, and 4 Pounds of Strawberries

After we crossed over Lolo Pass into Montana and made a stop in Missoula to reprovision we began making our way back toward Libby. We had a few days before our build however… Continue reading

Waterfalls and Wanderings in the Cabinet Mountains

As I mentioned in my last post, we stayed 2 weeks in Libby for our Habitat build. As usual we spent some of our time off exploring the surrounding area, in this case… Continue reading

Building with Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity , Part 1

We had an incredible 2 weeks building with Kootenai Valley Habitat in Libby. Nestled in the Cabinet Mountains in northwest Montana, Libby is a small town, but arguably has a greater-than-average need for… Continue reading

So. Much. Water. Following the Clark Fork River Northwest Into the Kootenai National Forest. Plus, Some Big Trees.

From Missoula we began our trek north with our ultimate destination being Libby, Montana. Because we spend so much time in the arid southwest we found ourselves constantly noticing all the rushing rivers,… Continue reading

Dropping in For a Day at Missoula Habitat for Humanity

I have been following Missoula Habitat for Humanity for awhile and have been continually impressed with number of community groups they recruit to work on their houses. Since us Care-a-Vanners generally work with… Continue reading

Return to Glacier National Park and the Incredible Highline Trail

Ever since I first visited 3 years ago with my friend Carrie, Glacier has remained one of my absolute favorite national parks. Big mountains, glacial lakes, towering fir trees, tremendous waterfalls, and (of… Continue reading

Holland Falls Trail and Imagine Nation Brewing Company

After leaving Gallatin National Forest we went a couple hundred miles north to Flathead National Forest, just south of Glacier National Park. We made an overnight stop midway however so that we could… Continue reading

Fawn Pass Trail and A Few Days in Gallatin National Forest

After our build in West Yellowstone we continued traveling north, camping and hiking in Gallatin National Forest for a few days. On our way we stopped to look at a beautiful meadow on… Continue reading

Yellowstone National Park and a Visit From My Sister!

While we were camped outside the town West Yellowstone for our Habitat build we took the opportunity of being so close to Yellowstone National Park to spend one of our days off doing… Continue reading