Favorite Travel Quotes

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."
-- Mark Twain
Innocents Abroad

"Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey." -- Fitzhugh Mullan

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." -- Lao Tzu

Live Each Day to the Fullest


Goat Canyon Trestle, through Carrizo Gorge

©Bert Gildart:  I had hoped to post a more substantial blog but Janie and I are rushing off to see a friend in San Diego who has a few medical issues we hope will soon improve.  Our friend epitomizes bravery in the face of adversity.

We’ll be back this Friday, at which time I’ll be making a substantial post about several recent trips that were absolutely fantastic.

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Solar windmills flank the southern part of Anza Borrego Desert State Park; grove of palm trees along route to Goat Canyon Trestle; bikes rest back dropped by freight cars once
used for movie, now in final resting spot.

In the meantime, enjoy these images which were made several days ago on a mountain bike trip through Carizzo Gorge.  They are intended to complement images from my last posting.     The one exception is the image of the solar windmills, which flank the southern part of Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  Everything, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, but to many the windmills are an eyesore.

So where ever you are, get out and enjoy the day – and live it as fully as you can live it.




4th ed. Autographed by the Authors

Hiking Shenandoah National Park

Hiking Shenandoah National Park is the 4th edition of a favorite guide book, created by Bert & Janie, a professional husband-wife journalism team. Lots of updates including more waterfall trails, updated descriptions of confusing trail junctions, and new color photographs. New text describes more of the park’s compelling natural history. Often the descriptions are personal as the Gildarts have hiked virtually every single park trail, sometimes repeatedly.

$18.95 + Autographed Copy

Big Sky Country is beautiful

Montana Icons: 50 Classic Symbols of the Treasure State

Montana Icons is a book for lovers of the western vista. Features photographs of fifty famous landmarks from what many call the “Last Best Place.” The book will make you feel homesick for Montana even if you already live here. Bert Gildart’s varied careers in Montana (Bus driver on an Indian reservation, a teacher, backcountry ranger, as well as a newspaper reporter, and photographer) have given him a special view of Montana, which he shares in this book. Share the view; click here.

$16.95 + Autographed Copy

What makes Glacier, Glacier?

Glacier Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Crown of the Continent

Glacier Icons: What makes Glacier Park so special? In this book you can discover the story behind fifty of this park’s most amazing features. With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes and little known facts, Bert Gildart will be your backcountry guide. A former Glacier backcountry ranger turned writer/photographer, his hundreds of stories and images have appeared in literally dozens of periodicals including Time/Life, Smithsonian, and Field & Stream. Take a look at Glacier Icons

$16.95 + Autographed Copy

One Response to “Live Each Day to the Fullest”

  1. Leigh Says:

    Send Don & Nancy our love.