Oct 14

In Fall, We Get Montana’s Jewels to Ourselves

By Rob Chaney They call Chicago the “City of the Big Shoulders,” but Montana has the Big Shoulder Season. Hordes of tourists jam Big Sky Country during the peak months of July and August, overfilling campgrounds and turning scenic drives into asphalt slogs. Few realize that September and October offer Montana’s prime time. The bugs […]

Jul 17

Ptarmigan Tunnel: Moderate Hike

by Sherry Devlin GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Legend has it, park rangers opened the doors of the Ptarmigan Tunnel one spring to be greeted by a hungry – read, grumpy – grizzly bear. Seems the bruin had denned in the tunnel, not realizing there would be no escape once winter’s snows blocked all retreat.