This year, the western United States experienced a record number of terrifying and destructive wild fires. We watched the nightly local news as they updated locals on fire conditions, air quality, road closures and cancelled activities. In Bozeman, we could smell the smoke in the air and we saw our mountains disappear in the haze. The fires caused us to revise our travel plans to Glacier National Park. We are leaving later than planned and are choosing an alternative route. The lodge we planned to stay at has closed early for the season due to nearby flames. No doubt, what we will see may be different than what we would have months ago but I’m sure it will still be memorable!