Big Sky. Montana is the coolest little ski town and I’m so glad we had the opportunity to visit. Our friends Don and Caroline call this beautiful place home during summer and winter. Big Sky is located in southwest Montana and mid way between West yellowstone and Bozeman. We do have plans to move to Denver but after visiting Big Sky we may reconsider!! Or it may just became a new retirement place to dream about and add to the list of places we would love to live, next to Wanaka, New Zealand of course. Upon our arrival about mid day we had a nice lunch and just hung out and caught up with each other.
The next morning Don and Jamie made a plan to get out and climb a 3 pitch trad route not too far from the house at Gallatin Tower.
They returned for lunch and then all 4 of us headed out to a different crag just up the road for some cruisy sport climbing. It wasn’t long before we were baking in the sun and had to head out but not before I ticked off a couple more lead climbs.
That evening we decided to eat out at a local joint called the Corral Bar and Grill on highway 191. I think they’re famous for their burgers and beer and they did not disappoint. Our server attempted to snap a shot of us, not the best pic but worth posting.
Before taking off the next day we made a plan to drive up to the resort and check things out. Jamie was actually here skiing in 2005 with a bunch of friends but a lot has changed and been developed since then.
We rode the chairlift up to the mid peak and got some nice shots.
Thank you Don and Caroline for your warm hospitality and great company, it gave us a nice break from the road for a couple days. The sleep number bed and the fancy shower also made it hard to say goodbye!
Next stop….Glacier National Park.