Blog: October 2014

Driving Across Northern Montana

Posted on October 19, 2014 by Holly Hayes
Day 5 was mostly about making good eastward progress, so I spent most of the time behind the wheel. As usual, I had rejected the usual freeway route (I-90 in this case) in favor of a smaller highway (Highway 2), and was glad I did. Day 5 route: 260 miles across Montana from Shelby to Glasgow on Highway 2. Highway 2 was mostly a two-lane highway, but so straight and empty that it was easy to pass when occasionally needed...

A Sunny Autumn Day in Kalispell, Montana

Posted on October 7, 2014 by Holly Hayes
Main Street in historic downtown Kalispell, Montana. Map of photos taken in Kalispell. I spent two nights in the small town of Kalispell, Montana, and had a great time. The sun was shining, the leaves were turning colors, the downtown was quiet and walkable, there were many good lodging options and interesting things to check out, and it's right next to Glacier National Park...

History and Hiking in Glacier National Park

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Holly Hayes
104 years ago, President Taft signed a bill designating Glacier National Park as the 10th national park. Today there are over 50 national parks, but Glacier is still one of the largest and most notable. Called the "Crown of the Continent," it contains over 1 million acres of mountains, lakes, hiking trails, historic sites, and wildlife. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1995...