This article was originally written for Wilderness Culture:
The lure of Montana is undeniable. Dreams of mountain peaks and glacial lakes fill the heads of adventurers when someone even utters the word Montana. And how could it not? With the iconic mountains and lakes of Glacier National Park making up the northwest, and legendary skiing of Big Sky’s Lone Peak attracting adventurers and tourists for decades it’s tough not to be drawn to this beautiful state. I’ve spent my life living in and exploring these mountain paradises, but through years of travel around the area I discovered a secret side.