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

Rear View/Front View…

©Bert Gildart: OK, so my hands are off the wheel for two of these pictures, but Janie is steering, we’ve slowed to about 25mph and there’s no traffic in sight. The intent with these three images is to show the starkness of this part of Nevada and the paucity of people. It’s great!

RearView-3 RearView-6

Front View/Rear View. Note Traffic –That’s the way we like it.

As well I wanted to show the sweep of the prairie, the beauty of the mountains – and the descending snow line. Here, the elevation is right around 6,000, sometimes a little below, sometime a little above.

In the side view you can see that duct tape (see previous posting) is covering the front side window, so it’s working to help hold the shattered window together.


Side View, showing snow line descending. Also note duct tape holding our small front window in place, reported on in last post and also Facebook

At the moment we’re “Kamped” in a KOA in Ely, Nevada. We stayed here eight years ago gathering material for a story on “The Loneliest Highway in America.” That’s Hwy 50. For the story I climbed Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, and Janie and I BOTH interviewed Portia, a working madam here in Ely. She was sophisticated and not what I had expected at all.

Click on the link provided and you’ll see more of Nevada’s beautiful open spaces. This is truly a beautiful and interesting state and should be revered for more than just Las Vegas.





Photographing Tarantulas


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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