1st stop. Buffalo Creek

It had been 634 days to get back to this place in my life. When my last road trip ended I was heart broken. I remember that day so clearly when I unpacked my van and rented a room from a friend back in Colorado Springs. I remember unexpectedly crying and feeling immense grief asContinue reading “1st stop. Buffalo Creek”

Whitefish!

My magical minivan that takes me to magical places.  My research told me that Whitefish was going to be a stellar mountain biking destination. Whitefish has several large trail networks including a bike resort. While the town definitely has a resort/touristy vibe its a good one. I stopped by the local bike shop to get theContinue reading “Whitefish!”

Clark Fork River Trail – Vanlife

Riding the Clark Fork River Trail outside of St. Regis Montana. Cherries! These were the best cherries I have ever had. I got them at a road side stand in the small town of St. Regis. I also purchased a very good latte (the best one in Montana!) from a little drive thru stand butContinue reading “Clark Fork River Trail – Vanlife”

Riding Chilcoot Pass Loop – Epic Backcountry MTB

Riding through the fireweed on the Chillcoot Pass Loop  With a quick stop in Missoula to get some resupplies that included a trip to Costco. I cooked food in a city park and checked out the bank of the Clarks Fork River. Missoula was a big city and very busy. The city was blazing hotContinue reading “Riding Chilcoot Pass Loop – Epic Backcountry MTB”

Mountain Biking and Vanlife on the Continental Divide

After leaving Bozeman I had to make a decision to head to Helena or Butte. Both had good recommendations and great trail systems but due to a more reliable recommendation I went to Butte. Just before you hit town I came across this campsite off Homestake Pass. Thinking back this was the best campsite outContinue reading “Mountain Biking and Vanlife on the Continental Divide”

Bozeman Montana – Mountain Biking and Vanlife

After 8 days in the Beartooth Mountains it was time to make my way into Montana. Here I am on the Beartooth Highway taking a selfie by the state line marker.  My first stop in Montana was the fast growing town of Bozeman. I took a stroll downtown and bought a new book.  I alsoContinue reading “Bozeman Montana – Mountain Biking and Vanlife”

Fishing in the Beartooth Mountains Wyoming – Vanlife

The Absaroka/Beartooth mountain range is a pure slice of heaven. I have been coming to this area on and off since the early 2000s. I would usually stay at a old hunting cabin located in the Sunlight Basin about 30 minutes away but we would frequent Fantan and Sawtooth Lakes which offer stunning scenery, excellentContinue reading “Fishing in the Beartooth Mountains Wyoming – Vanlife”

Grand Teton/Yellowstone National Park – Vanlife

 #vanlife  😎 Seriously. This is such an iconic vanlife photo! I have not mentioned this yet but I do have a name for my van. I call my van Ody One. Or Ody for short.  I hit GTNP just at the right time. I rolled in after a day of resupplying in Jackson and wasContinue reading “Grand Teton/Yellowstone National Park – Vanlife”

Jackson Wyoming Vanllife

I arrived in Jackson on a Monday and realized how busy but beautiful this town was. When I was a teenager I briefly drove through Jackson with my family but barely remember the town and Teton National Park.  Taking a peek at my mountain biking trails apps there were some good rides right from myContinue reading “Jackson Wyoming Vanllife”

Hurricane UT and Gooseberry Mesa

After my time in Little Creek Mesa, I made my way into the town of Hurricane Utah to spend some time with my dad. I was able to pull into his RV slip at the Willow Winds RV park and take advantage of the facilities. It was great to have laundry and showers right thereContinue reading “Hurricane UT and Gooseberry Mesa”