Big Sky, they call it. Perhaps on the eastern majority of the state, this is due to how wide open the spaces truly are. But for Missoula and Glacier National Park, it’s no doubt due to the innumerable sunsets in any given day.
As one winds down the roads of this park, the sun dips behind, casting dusk over your dashboard, only to reemerge a quarter mile later. Hiking trails into the mountains, the sky pours all down over the peaks, bighorns and mountain goats alike.
Montana is some of our last remaining wild, even as ranchers have largely fenced in much of that wilderness.
Articles on Montana
Eight Stunning National Parks in the US to Revisit
From well-known spots like Zion to wildlife refuges where you’ll have the place all to yourself (except for the eagles!), a hopeful look at 2021 being the summer of adventure.
All the National Monuments with Camping
State-by-state guide to national monuments, some of the best kept secrets in the United States, and specifically those with camping within their boundaries.
The Best BLM Camping in the American West
The wild open wilderness of every American’s backyard. Notes on cell coverage, specific sites in each state, photos and general vibe included.
In the Shadow of the Bitterroots
The story of a woman returning to a beloved place, Missoula, MT, after spending decades remembering a trip to them with her father as a young girl.
Glacier National Park
Journey the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Encounter multiple sunsets and a mountain goat or two along the way. Visit Glacier National Park with Wand’rly Magazine.
Blog Posts from Montana
Sydnie gets a day by herself, to chase grizzlies and contemplate her children’s future.
Montana: A Love Story
Amanda’s thoughts on Big Sky Country…
Some Weeks Just Work Well
Lately our trend has basically been to stay somewhere new every week. Honestly, it’s a bit fast for me, but everyone expects to slow down come Winter and who doesn’t want to chase Autumn as you head south from British Columbia, meander through Washington, zig zag Oregon and find yourself in Northern California all before […]
…Missoula was lining up to be that type of a place. We’d traded a kinda great spot at Jellystone (a small chain of parks around the country where Yogi Bear gives kids ice cream and swimming pools and mini-golf) for shade across the street at a different park. Much shadier, no playground. Both are about twenty minutes from downtown…
A Truly Endless Summer
I so very much disliked being a freelancer working from home days, when it was even too cold to sit outside of your house so you end up trying out different positions on the same three pieces of furniture, living at a fixed address and knowing that the cold was going to define my life […]
Greetings from Missoula!
First impressions of Missoula, Montana.