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Monthly Archives: June 2017

[Glacier National Park, MT]Ā  Waking up on Sunday was great because the half marathon was done but also because we were just done with our last night in a tipi. I am grateful for the experience and it was definitely a unique way to spend the night, but there were two majors reasons that a 4th night in a tipi would have tested all of us: The temperature. The tipi is open… Read More

[Kiowa, MT / East Glacier Park Village, MT / Whitefish, MT] Every time we have to get up super early in the cold to do a race, we ask ourselves, “Why do we keep doing this?” The answer we always arrive at is that we must be, in fact, crazy. šŸ™‚ Today’s race started at 6 am in upper 30s/low 40s temperatures (that’s just a few degrees above freezing). Because there was… Read More

[Glacier National Park, MT] We woke up at the crack of dawn (around 6 am) in our tipi. It was cold, but we were bundled up in our sleeping bags and blankets. Olivia and I had toured the West side of the Going to the Sun Road on our trip in 2015. We took a red jammer car tour of it from West Glacier to Logan Pass. If you want to learn… Read More

[Browning, MT] It’s about 7:30 am on Friday, June 23. I’ve just spent my first night in a tipi! šŸ™‚ Our 10-day adventure in Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks has finally begun! A group of 9 of us are spending several days in Glacier first running the inaugural Glacier Half marathon, then Laura and I are continuing on to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. We all made our way to Montana… Read More

[Los Angeles, CA] I am 10 days out of my upcoming trip to Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and I am already thinking ahead of how to pack for 10 days worth of travel in temperatures ranging from 30F (0C) to 80F (26C). It seems like it snowed in Yellowstone today! YIKES! I found that I have to go to the National Weather Service for a decent forecast, as… Read More