23 October 2013
Fall Crossing, Missoula, Montana
Out of Montana’s many strong points, I particularly appreciate that nature’s glory is available right out your car window - just pick a road, any road. Most of the scenery I share via this blog is within 5 or 10 minutes walk of a developed surface. As an example, my vantage point for today’s shot was the I-90 underpass at the Van Buren Street exit into Missoula.
I’m not adverse to utilizing Montana’s many official hiking trails; my stance is more that I’m always glad when I get there, but it doesn’t happen as often as I should perhaps aspire to. So, should you happen to not be a raging outdoor activities enthusiast, do not be deterred by overt tourist promotion of Montana’s hiking, biking, climbing, camping, kayaking, rafting, and skiing virtues. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) The Big Sky still welcomes dawdlers and casual walkers who appreciate the beauty at hand - with no requirement to endanger life and limb, or even break a sweat. And that’s one great reason I’m still here.