Busy Bozeman

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When your legs ache from all that hiking or skiing, Bozeman is a charming, colorful city with much to offer. Whether your interests lie in unique art spaces, team sports, museums or walkable old neighborhoods, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do.

 

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Fires

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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!

Beautiful Bozeman

Most people associate Bozeman (and Montana, in general) with beauty. Vibrant images of Yellowstone, the gentle grace of fly fishing in “A River Runs Through It” and the thrill of skiing through deep powder at Big Sky bring to mind all this year-round recreation paradise has to offer. I confess to not being a “winter person,” although I’ve been known to enjoy my blue and green runs skiing Bridger and Big Sky and getting lost in a good book while curled up near a roaring lodge fire. But for me, Bozeman is best experienced when the weather turns warmer. From the blooming of the mountain flowers to the harvesting of the golden wheat fields, our summer in Bozeman has left us in a constant state of awe. Each turn of a trail delivered a unique perspective and the proud collapse at the top of a mountain was rewarded with stunning and ever-changing vistas. In closing out our 2017 adventure in Bozeman, I will attempt to share some of what we experienced. Although it’s hard to capture completely, I can best express our journey through some photos. Enjoy!