Montana, Travels

El Hoompo de Boofalo

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park – or, as Pat called it in a failed attempt to speak Spanish, 'El Hoompo de Boofalo' – is located near Three Forks, Montana, 7 miles (11 km) off I-90 on a gravel road. The park itself is very tiny – just 1 square mile – but it’s full of… Continue reading El Hoompo de Boofalo

Montana, Travels

Gold Rush! – Bannack State Park, Montana

When people find out I’m from Montana, I’ve come to expect a certain variety of questions: Do I ride horses? Have I ever shot a gun? Do I own cowboy boots? Did I grow up on a farm? And – sometimes – do we have cell phones and internet way out there? The answers: no,… Continue reading Gold Rush! – Bannack State Park, Montana

Montana, Travels

Under the Big Sky – Beehive Basin, Montana

After spending our first few days in Montana showing Pat the local highlights, we set out to accomplish an important goal: taking him up into the mountains that he'd been oohing and aahing at since his arrival. My mom and sister had previously hiked to Beehive Basin and very much enjoyed it, so we decided… Continue reading Under the Big Sky – Beehive Basin, Montana

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My Own Back Yard – Bozeman, Montana

Bozeman sucks. It’s horrible. It was a terrible place to grow up and I don’t know why anyone would ever want to live there. I’m kidding, of course. Bozeman is an incredible town and I’m so thankful to have grown up in such a wonderful place. What does suck, though, is that everyone else is… Continue reading My Own Back Yard – Bozeman, Montana

Montana, Travels, US National Parks

An Impromptu Swim – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VII)

Are you sick of reading about Glacier yet? No? Good, because I never really get sick of talking about it. Lucky for me, Pat really wants to go to Glacier and has been enjoying reading these posts and listening to me plan our future trip that’s probably at least 2 years down the road. I… Continue reading An Impromptu Swim – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VII)

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Icebergs and Lakes and Bears, Oh My! – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VI)

As you might guess from the title, this post involves bears. Many of them. In fact, this is the story of the time our plans almost got thwarted by bears twice in one day. In July 2011, three friends and I embarked upon a three-week Canadian Rockies adventure in which we camped our way through… Continue reading Icebergs and Lakes and Bears, Oh My! – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VI)

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The Land of Many Glaciers – Glacier National Park, Montana (part V)

Picking up once again from my last post, we’re going to spend another day exploring Many Glacier! The subject of today’s post is actually one of my very favorite hikes – Grinnell Glacier. In fact, Grinnell Glacier is on my All-time Favorite Hikes list. It also tops my day hikes in Glacier list...which only exists… Continue reading The Land of Many Glaciers – Glacier National Park, Montana (part V)