Moon Montana & Wyoming
By Carter G. Walker
First Edition, April 2011
Price: $19.99 USD
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Freelance writer and editor Carter G. Walker introduces you to the best of Montana and Wyoming, from the towering pines of Montana’s Glacier Country to the art scene and high style of Jackson Hole and Cody. A longtime resident of Montana, Walker has plenty of unique trip ideas to offer, including Outdoor Adventures, Native American History & Culture, and Old West Meets New West. Whether you’re looking to see bison and elk in Yellowstone National Park or attend the Fourth of July Rodeo in Livingston, Moon Montana & Wyoming gives you the tools you need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Montana & Wyoming
Enjoy the very best of Montana and Wyoming with these itineraries:
- The 14-Day Greater Yellowstone Loop
- Native American Roots
- Seven-Day Glacier Road Trip
- Where the Wild Things Are
- Cowboys, Hot Springs and Wide Open Spaces
- History, Romance, and a Bed for the Night
Explore what Montana and Wyoming has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Billings and the Big Open including Billings and Vicinity, Crow and Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations, Miles City, Miles City to Medicine Lake, Fort Peck and the Hi-Line, and The Milk River Valley
- Great Falls and the Rocky Mountain Front including Fort Benson and the Hi-Line, Lewistown and the Central Plains
- Glacier National Park including West Glacier Area, East Glacier Area, and St. Mary to Many Glacier
- Missoula and Western Montana including Hamilton and the Bitterroot Valley, The Flathead and Mission Valleys, The Seeley-Swan Valley, Kalispell and Whitefish
- Butte, Helena, and Southwest Montana including The Pintler Scenic Route, The Big Hole, Dillon and the Southwest Corner
- Bozeman and the Gateway to Yellowstone including The Gallatin Valley, Big Sky, Livingston and Paradise Valley, Livingston to Red Lodge, and the Beartooth Plateau
- Yellowstone National Park including Gardiner, The Northern Loop, The Northeast Corner, Southern Loop, and West Yellowstone
- Grand Teton National Park including Flagg Ranch and Colter Bay, Jackson Lake Logde and Signal Mountain, Jenny Lake and Vicinity, and Moran to Moose
- Jackson Hole, Cody, and the Wind Rivers including Pinedale, Lander, and Thermopolis
- Sheridan, Devils Tower, and Northeast Wyoming including Sheridan and Vicinity, Buffalo and Vicinity, Gillette, and Devils Tower National Monument
- Southern Wyoming including Sweetwater County, Casper, Laramie, Cheyenne
From the time she was eight years old, Carter G. Walker made annual family trips out west to a Wyoming dude ranch, where she fell in love with purple mountain majesties and all things equine. When she graduated early with an English literature degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, Carter landed, sight unseen, in Bozeman, Montana and made the West her home.
In her two decades as a Westerner, Carter has stoked the flames of her love affair by balancing her intellectual need to tell stories with her physical yearning to explore and appreciate wild places. She has worked as a wilderness guide in Montana and Wyoming; as a naturalist guide in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks; as a wildland and structure firefighter and EMT; and as a publisher, editor, and freelance writer. She is currently the managing editor of Western Art & Architecture and a contributing editor to Big Sky Journal. She continues to travel the backroads and little-known parts of the West as fodder for countless magazine features and food for her soul.
In 2002, after a ski trip to the North Pole was unexpectedly (but brilliantly!) re-routed through the archipelago of Svalbard, Carter met and married Bjørn Sæteren, an absolute Viking and her hero when it came to the pursuit of adventure. The couple live with their two young daughters, Sissel and Siri—both champion road warriors and cowgirls at heart—in Bozeman, Montana.