Taking the kids: To a unique family owned Montana ranch this summer
Guests from Seattle came to Flatlake Lake Lodge in their own helicopter

Taking the kids: To a unique family owned Montana ranch this summer

A visit to Flathead Lake Lodge, just south of Glacier NP, this pandemic summer is about a lot more than learning a new sport or upping your skill, visiting kids say, especially after being stuck at home for months.

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Taking the Kids – On a Road Trip in Eastern Utah
An explanation of how arches are formed

Taking the Kids – On a Road Trip in Eastern Utah

Many families like to anchor themselves in Moab because they can visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as mountain bike, paddleboard, river raft, horseback ride, hike, fish, golf

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A picture perfect day in Jackson Hole WY on the last day of our epic #CovidSummer2020 road trip
Hang Gliding from top of the gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

A picture perfect day in Jackson Hole WY on the last day of our epic #CovidSummer2020 road trip

The big difference this pandemic summer: Families wearing masks when they are near other people or inside shops. Clerks and restaurant servers are wearing masks too.

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As our #CovidSummer2020 Road Trip winds down, more and more masks everywhere – including Jackson Hole WY
Jackson WY during CovidSummer2020

As our #CovidSummer2020 Road Trip winds down, more and more masks everywhere – including Jackson Hole WY

Certainly, there is a lot to feel anxious about this summer whether you are at home or traveling with spikes in COVID-19 cases in many states. Locals in Wyoming, like elsewhere, say they are nervous seeing so many out of state license plates

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Away from it all: At River Dance Lodge in scenic central Idaho
Dan Casler jumps while Jack studies technique

Away from it all: At River Dance Lodge in scenic central Idaho

We’re spending a couple of days in a cabin at River Dance Lodge in Idaho, part of the Row Adventures portfolio, known for their rafting and sea kayaking trips.

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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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