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

Travels to Seattle

©Bert Gildart: Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day as we completed our drive to Seattle. We stopped often along the way and got out of our truck to view the incredible Columbia River Gorge and to catch a glimpse of Mount Rainier, almost 100 miles away.

Janie (1 of 2) Janie (2 of 2)

L to R:  Janie back dropped by Mount Rainier; Janie at Columbia River Gorge Overlook

Six years ago Janie and I spent about a week hiking the trails of Rainier, and the day reminded us just how lucky we have been. It also reminded us that eastern Washington with its vast prairies offers some of the most spectacular vistas in America.

Note: I posted this first on Facebook, essentially because urgent travels limited time spent on the Internet.  (https://www.facebook.com/bert.gildart)  I doubt this link works from here, but if you’re on Facebook, that’s the link.  Now we’re ensconced in Seattle and I have time to catch up.  More on that later.


*Goats of Glacier


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

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