UFOs (vaguely lenticular in nature) spotted over Missoula, MT.
I’ve got the whole world in front of me.
Much time passed between Yellowstone and the Fourth of July, days filled with endless dress rehearsals and costume fixes, afternoons watching rehearsals and evenings eating dinner on the lawn watching Shakespeare. Hikes, and pedicures, and coffee shops, and dance parties downtown, and late nights with the company hanging out in the actor’s apartments, and long goodbyes as everyone started to drive away on new adventures.
I stayed behind after the company drove off on tour, after everyone else dissipated back into their worlds, to help reorganize the costume stock. This time alone in Bozeman was heartbreaking, having just gotten so close with everyone in the company, but it also gave me time to think about everything that had happened over these six weeks.
On the Fourth of July we finished organizing the stock and the evening was ours to enjoy. My roommate, Elena, and I ended up going down to the fairgrounds where a huge pavilion had been erected. It was a beautiful evening and people had brought blankets and chairs, dinner and wine to the open field, enjoying the magnificence of Bozeman on an early July evening. As dusk settled and light leaked from the sky the Bozeman Symphony took to the stage to perform.
My Missoula trail marathon today: Out Rattlesnake Creek, back over Sheep Mountain.
Happy Birthday, Wyoming!
On this day in history, Wyoming became the 44th state in 1890. The Bureau of Land Management administers more than 17.5 million acres of public lands and 40.7 million acres of federal mineral estate in Wyoming.
The state’s rugged and historic lands are rich in legend of outlaw activity in the late 1800s, most notably Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch Gang. BLM Wyoming manages the Middle Fork, Hole in the Wall and other infamous western sites as well as the longest and most intact segments of the National Historic Trails System which includes 1400 miles of the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California, Pony Express and Nez Perce trails
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Wyoming is a cooperative partnership between BLM, the National Historic Trails Center Foundation and the City of Casper. The Trails Center interprets the significant role of the area’s historic trails in the history of the United States, and seeks to promote public understanding of both America’s western Native cultures and historic westward expansion while highlighting BLM’s role as active stewards of public lands.
so it’s been around for 4 years now; i am the founder ( @spinsteraunt ). mostly i reblog montana stuff found under montana-related tags, or that comes across my dash since i follow other montana blogs.
submissions are always welcome at 406mt.com/submit. and additional admins are also welcome at any time, provided you live in or have ties to montana.
unfortunately tumblr makes adding admins a little tricky - you need to provide the email address you use to log into tumblr, but tumblr blocks emails from being sent thru asks. i think you can send them via fan mail or submissions (which of course i would not publish), or message me and i’ll give you my email if that doesn’t work.
it looks like we will have at least one new admin soon, which is awesome! i mostly tumblr from my phone these days, and am more employed than i was back in 2010, but i would hate to see this tumblr fade away. thank you for following!
Flathead Lake, MT
Just a picture from my hike to the M. I need to engage in more sunset hikes.