Sunday, July 26, 2009

Why I Love Montana!

Yesterday Brian and I headed out into the great wilderness and went hiking! It was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed the beauty of the mountains around us. The hike was on the Spanish Creek Road. We took the South Fork Trail to Pioneer Falls. The trail is 7.5 miles round trip and has an elevation gain of about 300 feet (all pretty much at the end!)

The trail must be popular because there were quite a few people on it. There was also a lot of horse back riders. We did get the opportunity though to spend about 45 min totally alone, up at the top of the falls just relaxing on rocks. It was so peaceful and the view was great!

Sadly Brian and I do not get out enough and enjoy the area around us. I feel like especially in Bozeman it is easy to get caught up in life in the valley and not take the time to get out into the mountains around us. I grew up in Gardiner and the only thing to do in that area is to drive 3-10 minutes and head into the mountains, so we did it quite a bit. In Bozeman the drive is usually more like 20-30 minutes. Which for some reason is too much for us at times. I realize that we are very lucky to be 20-30 minutes away from "the wilderness," and that we are fools for not taking more advantage of it!

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