US Route 89 2022 Calendar—Seeing Through Time

US Route 89 2022 Calendar—Seeing Through Time

I have selected 14 photographs from my forthcoming book, Seeing Through Time, for the 2022 calendar. The title was inspired by a quote from the historian of photography, Estelle Jussim: “What if photography does not stop time, but rather lets us see through time?” The...
A Western Journey by Thomas Wolfe

A Western Journey by Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe was an acclaimed author best know for Look Homeward, Angel. In early 1938, he had just delivered two lengthy manuscripts to his publisher. He was 38 and needed a break from writing so he decided to make a trip out west to a part of the country he had...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Sluice Boxes State Park

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Sluice Boxes State Park

Belt Creek races down through a limestone canyon as it flows out of the Little Belt Mountains on its way to the Missouri River. The narrow canyon reminded early-day miners of the sluice boxes used by prospectors to separate gold from gravel. Seven and a half miles of...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Memorial Falls

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Memorial Falls

If you are not looking for it, the turn off to the parking area for the Memorial Falls trail is easy to miss. It is located in the Kings Hill National Scenic Byway section of US Route 89 between White Sulphur Springs and Great Falls, Montana. Look for it on the east...
Five Outstanding Scenic Drives on US Route 89

Five Outstanding Scenic Drives on US Route 89

National Geographic selected US Route 89 as the #1 Drivers’ Drive in the world in its recently published book, Drives of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Spectacular Trips. Having driven over 20,000 miles on Highway 89, I couldn’t agree more. I have my favorite...
Traveling to Montana? The One Book to Read Before You Go

Traveling to Montana? The One Book to Read Before You Go

Reading This House of Sky by Ivan Doig will make your trip to Montana a richer and more rewarding experience. Doig’s memoir of growing up in the Smith River Valley on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains captures the essence of what it means to be a Westerner and...