Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Big Sky (Montana)



During my second day in Montana, I decided to ride at the Big Sky Resort.



With three lifts running during the summer, access to the sprawling trail network was impressive. The two high-speed chairs were running at full speed, a welcome change from most resorts that slow the cables during the summer season.



My favorite trails trails were "Snake Charmer" and "Joker Lips" - two tracks featuring jumps and berms over technical rock gardens. I did ride plenty of other trails, but the layer of loose dirt created a feeling of unpredictability, so I quickly returned to the more heavily-ridden jump lines.

On my way to the airport that afternoon, I stopped along US Highway 191 to take a dip in the Gallatin River before heading east.



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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

West Yellowstone (Montana)



When we received word that a machine we'd produced had broken down, my boss immediately decided to send someone to rectify the situation. When I heard that the machine was located in Big Sky, Montana, I jumped at the opportunity!



On Monday afternoon I raced to the airport, bound for Bozeman, Montana. On Tuesday we tackled the repair and had the machine running properly by 1pm. With ample time left in the day, I decided a trip to West Yellowstone was in order.





The sights were amazing! I was blown away by the vibrant colors produced by reactions beneath the surface.



One of the main attractions, of course, was Old Faithful. By complete chance, I arrived just moments before the next eruption, which fully met my expectations.



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