Fall in Northwestern Montana

FALLING FOR MONTANA

After two weeks exploring Europe I was eager to return to Montana to document the last bit of fall in Northwestern Montana. I made Whitefish my basecamp as I set off to capture what we refer to as “Larch Madness”. The Tamarack tree, or larch, is a coniferous tree that turns a brilliant yellow color in the late fall before dropping its needles in preparation for winter.

Every spring and fall, Glacier National Park’s famous Going to the Sun Road closes to vehicle traffic, leaving the road open only to bike and foot traffic.

We camped up at Bowman Lake after the bike ride and were greeted by the perfect foggy sunrise.

No trip to Bowman is complete without a visit to the Polebridge Mercantile for Huckleberry Bearclaws.

WELCOME TO LARCH MADNESS

I finished my trip where it started, in Whitefish. I had a new mountain bike that was begging to hit the Whitefish Trail through the larch trees.

THE END

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