Camping In Montana With Aliens

Written by Steve Gillman

Ten minutes out of town, we foundrepparttar dirt road that goes up to Storm Lake. We had been there before, shortly after moving to Anaconda, Montana. The road was hard onrepparttar 148384 car, but we couldn't resist going. This time we would hike up torepparttar 148385 tundra and stayrepparttar 148386 night. My wife Ana had never been camping aboverepparttar 148387 treeline.

There were a couple cars, but nobody in sight. The lake was sparkling inrepparttar 148388 sunlight, andrepparttar 148389 mountains ofrepparttar 148390 Anaconda-Pintler range rose up all around it. It was quiet and cool here at 8,000 feet. We put on our packs and started uprepparttar 148391 trail. Twenty minutes later we were pastrepparttar 148392 lake, andrepparttar 148393 trail steepened.

Hiking With Guns In Montana

After an hour of zig-zagging uprepparttar 148394 mountain we met another hiker. We talked briefly, and noticedrepparttar 148395 handgun on his belt. This is common in Montana. We've seen guns onrepparttar 148396 hiking trails and inrepparttar 148397 bars, andrepparttar 148398 bank tellers don't even blink when customers walk in wearing guns - they probably have their own.

We never did ask this hiker why he had one, and didn't find out until later that there are grizzlies inrepparttar 148399 area at times, something some "experts," have denied. At least we had our freon horn to blast if we met a bear, but then maybe that would just getrepparttar 148400 bear angry.

The trees got smaller as we climbed, and ended just before Storm Lake Pass. Ana waited patiently atrepparttar 148401 pass while I ranrepparttar 148402 five minutes - which became twenty - up torepparttar 148403 peak of Mount Tiny, about 10,000 feet high. Small, compared to some ofrepparttar 148404 surrounding mountains, but it seemed almost rude to give a beautiful mountain a name like that.

Later, past goat meadow, Ana waited again while I scrambled uprepparttar 148405 rocks torepparttar 148406 top of Kurt Peak (also about 10,000 feet). I couldn't findrepparttar 148407 route where I came up, so I went back up, then downrepparttar 148408 west side and finally back north torepparttar 148409 grassy slope where Ana was waiting.

Beach Breaks – The Quick Tan Top Up

Written by Robin Richmond

When most British holidaymakers think of a weekend break abroad, they tend to think of a city break. Indeed, city breaks have rapidly become one ofrepparttar most popular short holiday choices forrepparttar 148371 British public. Cities such as Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona are busy throughoutrepparttar 148372 year with Brits enjoying a little break from their everyday lives. To manyrepparttar 148373 thought of going on a beach holiday for a short break would break with tradition, however growing numbers of savvy travellers are discoveringrepparttar 148374 joys of being in work one minute and then basking on a sun kissed beach a couple of hours later...

Traditionally,repparttar 148375 British are very predictable when it comes to holidaymaking. Every year literally thousands of people take there usual two weeks off to find some sunshine in Spain, Greece or Florida. Beach holidays are seen asrepparttar 148376 main annual break where people can switch off for a fortnight, sit inrepparttar 148377 sun and unwind. Long weekend’s and shorter breaks throughoutrepparttar 148378 year usually involve visiting a hotel inrepparttar 148379 UK or a perhaps a city break abroad. However, forward thinking companies such as have started to challenge these traditions and open up UK consumers torepparttar 148380 idea of beach breaks that can be enjoyed over a shorter period of time.

Perhaps one ofrepparttar 148381 main reasons why such breaks are becoming more accessible arerepparttar 148382 discount airlines such as or offering cheap return flights to popular sunshine resorts such as Ibiza, Gran Canaria and Cyprus. Combining these discount flights withrepparttar 148383 abundance of hotel and accommodation deals that are on offer means that beach breaks are becoming increasingly competitive.

Popular Destinations

Untilrepparttar 148384 escalation ofrepparttar 148385 problems inrepparttar 148386 Middle East, Dubai was seeing year on year increases in volumes of tourists. Since 2003 numbers have dropped slightly but in reality Dubai is an extremely safe destination – with a host of beautiful beach resorts available torepparttar 148387 avid sun seeker. The consistent climate means that sunshine is guaranteed all year round – with only five days of rainfall expected inrepparttar 148388 average year. However, beware – inrepparttar 148389 summer monthsrepparttar 148390 heat can be unbearable and temperatures can sore torepparttar 148391 high forties!

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