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Hiking on Big Creek Trail near Stevensville, Montana.

We didn’t go too far on Big Creek Trail. We forgot the bear spray!

Alan and I have made a pact this summer to enjoy more of the outdoor activities available to us in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. True to our word, we took an early morning hike this week on Big Creek Trail. Thirty minutes in (somebody forgot the bear spray) and thirty minutes out, we walked a trail that was slightly rolling and within sight of Big Creek, which roared with snowmelt. What a nature fix for the day. Stopping at Stevi Café for breakfast was our reward.

This Week’s Articles

Does a ferry ride come to mind when you think about driving the Alaska Highway? I show you why it should in Riding the Prince Rupert Ferry. Check out Alaska Highway Road Trip to read about the rest of our trip. If it inspires you to plan your own Alaska road trip, be sure to read and bookmark our page of Alaska Travel Resources.

More Travel News for Boomers

We all want to save money on travel, right? Did you know apps can help? Read my latest article for My Well-Being Powered by Humana: 7 Money-Saving Travel Apps.

And just in case your travel dreams are about European travel, take a look at some of our favorite self-guided walking tours in Germany, Spain, Italy and more.

That’s all for this week. But keep watching our Facebook page and Instagram account to read about driving the Yaak Loop. We’re taking two days off to explore the far corner of northwestern Montana and will be posting photos as we can. In the meantime, if you have a question or suggestion, leave it in the comments or contact us.

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