For pure, unabashed fun and a bit of adventure, you won’t want to miss this travelogue by writer Nate Schweber and photographer Lido Vizzutti on the week they spent getting lost in the “Montana Triangle.”
The corners of their journey? Glacier National Park, theAmerican Prairie Reserve and Yellowstone National Park.
You’ll find plenty of trees along the way, but also an amazing story of history, change, and the power of great landscapes and a lifelong friendship. So grab a cup of coffee; you’ll want to spend some time with this new installment in our Travel through Trees series.
By Nate Schweber/ExplorePartsUnknown.com
We stood beside the car on a dirt road in the Flathead National Forest, peering east at a silver ribbon of river. It shimmered through a forest of pines flecked with gold larches that stretched clear to the base of blue mountains. We could hear them but we couldn’t see them: wolves.
I was back in my home state inside an expansive region I call the Montana Triangle. I was with my best friend Lido Vizzutti, a photojournalist. We became neighbors in middle school. Montana is the state where, in summers, we slept in a field between our houses, climbed hills looking for wildflowers, played in the middle school band, and in high school began taking our first road trips together as a reporter and photographer pair.
We were at the start of an epic, week-long 1,200-mile road trip to see in one loop three of the most majestic and dynamic large, preserved landscapes on planet earth: Glacier National Park, the American Prairie Reserve, and Yellowstone National Park. A terrestrial constellation—the Montana Triangle.