When will the Beartooth Highway open in 2013?

As I have mentioned before, I love keeping track of snow plow progress around the state of Montana, and when major highways will open.  The Beartooth Highway won’t be clear for vehicle traffic in 2013 until the roads are cleared of snow. You can keep track of their progress here: ...

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Montana is the “Land of the Shining Mountains”

Montana is sometimes referred to as the ‘Land of the Shining Mountains.’  I am not sure where this originated, but I find it to be true.Although it can happen anytime of the year, the pink glow seems most noticeable to me when the mountains are still capped with snow, making them ...

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Spring in the Flathead Valley in Montana

The Flathead Valley in Montana is such a beautiful place, anytime of the year!  I wanted to share with you some of the photos I recently took in the spring outside of Whitefish and Kalispell. I think the spring is sometimes a forgotten season.  We might get the occasional snowflake, or rainy ...

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Bear Attacks Can Happen Anywhere

Bear attacks can happen anywhere! Bear attacks do not only happen in national parks.  Yes, national parks seems to be the most popular place, and probably the most reported place for bear attacks.  The number of bears in these parks, plus the number of people visiting, are probably the reason ...

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The end of April is the “shoulder season” in Montana: No crowds, but many restaurants are closed

Of course I never want to say, “Do not visit Montana when…”  Montana is always a beautiful place to visit, no matter the time of year, with a variety of activities to offer. However, there are certain times of the year that are less friendly to tourists, and one of these times ...

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National Park Week

What a better way to spend time in the spring than to head out to visit the stunning national parks available in this country!!  National Park Week runs from April 20 – April 28, 2013.  There are many reasons to get out and enjoy the parks during this time!! And during National Parks ...

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Things to do in northwest Montana in April, May, and June

Looking for things to do in northwest Montana during the “shoulder season”?  Shoulder season is the time between the end of ski season and the start of the hot, sunny summer weather in Montana, usually the months of April, May, and June. This is a great time to visit Montana because ...

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Always be prepared for a variety of weather in Montana!

The one thing I can say about Montana, is that the weather is always changing!  You never know what to expect. One minute it will be snowing, and five minutes later the sun will be shining. Case in point, this picture is taken 24 hours apart in April 2013 outside of Whitefish, Montana: You ...

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Golfing Season Opening for 2013!!!

Whoo-hoo!! It is golfing season again!! Whitefish Lake Golf Course is opening this weekend!! Get ready to golf! More information found here:  http://www.golfwhitefish.com/category/news/ Do you like to golf?  I would like to get better at golfing so that I can go with my husband, but I ...

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Early Summer at Logan Pass at Glacier National Park in Montana

Early summer is a fun time to visit Glacier National Park.  The Going-to-the-Sun Highway and Logan Pass will still have snow on them, and there is lots of fun to be had with snow! If you plan on driving to Montana for your vacation, and you are coming right after the snow is removed from the ...

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