NearandFarAZ

Why is everyone smiling? The magic of Iceberg Lake

“Isn’t life good?” This from a complete stranger deep in the mountains of Montana. I didn’t miss a beat. “Amazing,” I responded. Considering the surroundings, our mutual effusiveness didn’t seem strange in the least. At that moment, we… Read More

One sweet ride: The pure pleasure of Glacier’s Red Bus Tours

Have you heard the bit about the rock and the moss, and how they’re “lichen” their relationship? “Jammer” Carl has, and he rocked that joke (pardon the pun, but I think Carl would be proud) and a whole… Read More

Ode to the Montana road

I’ve road-tripped all over the left side of U.S. map. Any state west of the Mississippi? Yep, I’ve put rubber to the road there. But until recently, Montana sadly was not on the list. For some reason, I… Read More

Waterton Lakes: The ultimate road-trip detour

Canada was never part of the plan. As I was plotting my summer 2016 road trip, I had one major destination in mind: Glacier National Park in Montana. I spent the winter and spring dreaming of hiking the… Read More

Road-tripping solo: The joys and pitfalls

My trip by the numbers Days on the road: 15 Total miles: 5,275 Traveled through: 9 U.S. states, 1 Canadian province Temperature range: 46° F (East Glacier, Montana) to 101° F (Cheyenne, Wyoming; Williston, North Dakota; Pueblo, Colorado)… Read More