Friday, June 24, 2011
Human Hamster Wheel
The interstate is all well and good for getting somewhere relatively quickly, but it rarely has any of the charm and natural beauty found along a two-lane highway. Skipping off I-90 onto the splendid Pintler Scenic Loop is one of our favorite drives as we travel west across the state. The loop is only a short, 72 mile jaunt, but is a very pleasant jaunt indeed. There are stunning mountains and geological formations, a waterfall that come raging out of a hole in the side of the mountain demonstrating the impressive, determined force of water, big horn sheep, and gravity defying ramshackle remnants from Montana's early mining days. Matt, Casey, and I took the drive on our way to the Love Your Mother Earth Festival last weekend.
One never knows what fun might be found by taking the road less traveled.