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Medicine Lodge Valley on the Big Sheep Backcountry Byway in Montana

Going Off-the-Beaten-Path in Montana on the Big Sheep Back Country Byway

Medicine Lodge Valley on the Big Sheep Backcountry Byway in Montana

Updated 09.01.2016 Are you looking for a scenic drive to experience Montana’s empty spaces and big skies? Alan and I recommend adding the Big Sheep Back Country Byway to your Montana road trip itinerary. Located in the far southwestern corner of Montana near the Idaho border, this 50-mile scenic dirt road, administered by the Bureau of […]

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Coloring Glacier National Park, A Grayscale Coloring Book for Travelers

Coloring Glacier National Park

Coloring Glacier National Park, A Grayscale Coloring Book for Travelers

When it comes to unforgettable scenery, Glacier National Park ranks at the top of our list. Alan and I are lucky to live about three hours away from this gorgeous park, which means plenty of opportunities to photograph and explore Glacier’s beauty. What’s the next best thing to being there? Creating your own scenery in Coloring […]

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color the west-3

Introducing Coloring the West, An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers

color the west-3

My Itchy Travel Feet is all about inspiring boomers to travel. Writing the words that you read here, and sharing Alan’s photos, allows me to relive those travel moments. But now I’ve discovered another way to inspire travel and provide health benefits at the same time: Coloring the West, An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers. With […]

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Many Glacier Hotel

Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

Many Glacier Hotel

What are your favorite hotels in Glacier National Park? Alan and I are often asked this question. And, without hesitation, we answer, “Many Glacier Hotel.” Location, location, location. If you’re looking for world-class views and access to some of the best hiking trails in Glacier National Park, Many Glacier Hotel wins hands down, in my boomer traveler opinion. […]

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Hotel Meade at Bannack Ghost Town in Montana.

Reliving Gold Rush History at Bannack Ghost Town

Hotel Meade at Bannack Ghost Town in Montana.

Autumn leaves crunch into bits of brown and gold under our feet as Alan and I walk the wooden sidewalks at Bannack Ghost Town near Dillon. It’s only mid-September but we’ve definitely missed the prime week for fall color in this isolated corner of Southwest Montana. Joining a smattering of weekday visitors, we explore the buildings, […]

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Donna Hull at Coolidge Ghost Town, Montana

Exploring Coolidge Ghost Town in Southwest Montana

Donna Hull at Coolidge Ghost Town, Montana

On a cold, September day, the one-mile walk to Coolidge Ghost Town is sort of spooky. Trees crowd each side of the level trail that parallels a creek. The trees give the trail a closed-in feeling, blocking out the weak sunlight so that shade accompanies most of our walk. Leftover equipment from Montana’s silver mining history is scattered here […]

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Meadow on Elk Meadows Road

Going Off-the-Beaten-Path on Elk Meadows Road

Meadow on Elk Meadows Road

Updated 09.01.2015 “Come explore me.” Does a dirt road ever call your name? Elk Meadows Road (Lolo National Forest Road #373) has been calling ours ever since Alan and I discovered it on an early spring drive to Lolo Pass. The road starts (or ends) at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center on the Idaho side of Highway 12. […]

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