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Dinner is served! Chuckwagon fun caps a day of weather challenges at Paws Up
Dinner is plated at the Paws Up Chuckwagon dinner

Dinner is served! Chuckwagon fun caps a day of weather challenges at Paws Up

Other times, you just soldier on as we did horseback riding and riding ATV vehicles some 15 miles to Montana’s well preserved ghost town Garnet—a mining town in the late 19th Century.

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A cold summer rain can’t stop the fun – The Resort at Paws Up, Montana
Entrance to our glamping tent at The Resort at Paws Up

A cold summer rain can’t stop the fun – The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

At least we are cozy and dry in our tent. That’s right—our tent. The resort boasts 28 luxury homes and 36 glamping tents complete with rugs, bathtub, feather beds, electricity, an in-suite bathroom, and heated floor. We even have a claw footed tub in ours.

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Navigating Glacier National Park during #COVIDSUMMER2020
Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park

Navigating Glacier National Park during #COVIDSUMMER2020

So far this summer, the east side of the park remains closed due to heavy winter snows—we could only go as far as Avalanche, where we went hiking to Avalanche Lake, about a two miles each way with a gradual gain of about 500 feet in elevation.

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At Glacier National Park: a Covid summer like no other
A family of ducks make their way along the shore of Kintla Lake

At Glacier National Park: a Covid summer like no other

Glacier National Park is only partially open this Covid summer. No park lodging. Eastern side closed completely. So be prepared for scarce lodging, food, even hiking options

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Last Day at Flathead Lake Lodge: Kids discover friendships and much more
Kids playing under the wagon at the outdoor Barn Dance

Last Day at Flathead Lake Lodge: Kids discover friendships and much more

And after months sheltering at home, “This place encourages you to make new friends,” said Sam Young. “We’ve been to a bunch of different places on vacation, but this is the best.”

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Best Bacon Ever: On a breakfast trail ride at Flathead Lake Lodge
Breakfast is served on trail ride at Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana

Best Bacon Ever: On a breakfast trail ride at Flathead Lake Lodge

“The breakfast ride is my favorite thing at the ranch. Breakfast tastes so much better,” says Sydney Byrne, 17, a guest at Flathead Lake Lodge in NW Montana

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A huge menu of activities and events at Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana
Sunset music and smores at Flathead Lake Lodge

A huge menu of activities and events at Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana

What should we today? that’s the biggest decision a guest must make with nearly two dozen activities—including those just for kids and for teens.

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Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana is coping very well with Covid Summer, thank you
Guests from Seattle came to Flatlake Lake Lodge in their own helicopter

Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana is coping very well with Covid Summer, thank you

At Flathead Lake Lodge, rather than 125 people spread out in 22 cozy log cabins and the main lodge, there are 83, including 30 kids

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A mind game: fly-fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Getting ready to go fly flshing in the Firehole River in Yellowstone NP

A mind game: fly-fishing in Yellowstone National Park

Fly fishing in Yellowstone is a big deal. If I could have only one fishing license in the world it would be here at Yellowstone National Park,” says Almond, who traded an executive career to become a fly fishing guide.

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