Falling In Love

I’ve been in love with Montana from the moment of my first, spectacular view of it from atop Thompson Pass. And like Steinbeck’s, this love affair defies analysis. Is it the “great splash of grandeur” (Steinbeck again) this state embodies? Perhaps, but it seems to me there is also a different energy here than any other place I’ve known. I can’t capture it with a camera, but if you’ve spent any time at all in Montana, perhaps your own experience will breathe a little of it into these photos.


Beautiful Lake Koocanusa

Beautiful Lake Koocanusa
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I rode up the west side of this 90-mile lake which begins above Libby and is divided in half by the Canadian border. It was formed in 1972, when the Libby Dam was built on the Kootenay River, and its name honors that river and the two countries it ties together.