Earthquake Lake Visitor Center

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The Earthquake Lake Visitor Center is open! This provides a panoramic view of the mountain that fell during an earthquake in 1959 and the resulting lake that was formed. Located in West Yellowstone, which is surrounded by some of the country’s top trout streams and some of the best float and deep water trout fishing on nearby Hebgen and Earthquake Lakes. This is a wonderful place to stop before headed out on the river to fish or simply enjoy the views with the family. Be sure to remember your camera!

Hebgen Lake 1959

Hebgen Lake 1959

The Facts: “Near midnight on an August night in 1959 a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, near the Madison River triggered a massive landslide forever changing the landscape.  Twenty-eight people lost their lives.  In 1967, the Forest Service’s Earthquake Lake Visitor Center opened its doors for the first season of operation.  Today, the center provides interpretive services for more than 50,000 visitors annually.  The natural attractions and the easily- seen effects of the strongest earthquake in the Rocky mountains has made this area one of the outstanding scenic and geological study areas in the west.”

Spring Means Babies

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As those of you who follow this blog know, the 191 crew has been out the last 2 months traveling the beautiful scenic highway via car, back-packing, river, hiking, biking, camping, and any other ways you can think of to enjoy this amazing stretch of the west. Now that we are back to civilization and are able to compile our data, we are ready to show you all that we have discovered!

With Spring always comes a sense of new beginnings; wild flowers in bloom, fresh green on the mountain sides, and holy babies! We were greeted by baby bison, small fawns, baby cattle of all kinds, and the best of them all? Baby grizzly’s! The grizzly sow with three cubs making appearances between Gibbon Falls and Beryl Spring, on Yellowstone’s west side! It is funny at that age and size, they seem almost cuddle-able. Of course this is not the case, but they sure were fun to look at.

*If you happen to get a glance at these cute cubs, be sure yo contact the DNR if they are not already present. babygrizzlys

National Park Service Celebrating 100 Years!

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2016 marks the National Park Service’s Centennial Celebration with special summer events planned in Yellowstone and the neighboring gateway communities. Come join the festivities in West Yellowstone on July 4 as we celebrate with the “100 Years of Transportation into Yellowstone” parade, free music in the park, and a fireworks show. 
Yellowstone will not be the only one participating in this note worthy event, For more information or to see if the Nation Park you are going to be visiting next is a part of this, visit : www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial
fireworks

Easter Jeep Safari Shirts

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Did you miss your chance to get an Easter Jeep Safari shirt at the vendor expo in Moab? You are in luck! We still have a few left. There is a few of each color left in both Mens and Womens. Also, we’ll be running the EJS special online; 1 for $20 or 2 for $30. Send me an email if you are interested. Info@US191.com

EJS Logo Back Tag

EJS Logo Back Tag

 

Moab Jeep Safari Week Review

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I got home at about 1 am last night after what was yet another great Jeep Safari Week. Although the weather was not as warm as it was in years past, it did not scare the crowd away nor stop anyone from enjoying the adventurous trails set up by Red Rock 4 Wheeler’s for the event. One of my personal favorites of these trails, is a spectator point called “Potato Salad”. This hill climb gets it’s name from the choppy rock that, from a distance, looks like a potato salad. Below is a video of a jeep who has almost mastered this climb.

 

The last two days of the event is the vendor expo; where myself and many other businesses were there to offer either the perfect accessory or necessity to your 4 wheel drive, information on where to play or stay with your jeep, and of course, the perfect souvenir to remember your trip by.  I must say I enjoy the expo as much as the trail riding because it is a place to connect with like-minded people that are all there for the same reason; the love for adventure. US191 offers so much to those seeking any thrill, and Moab is a cultivation hub of those living their dream of adventure.

LIVE OUT LOUD!

Parking Behind the Expo

Parking Behind the Expo

The Perfect Sales Dog

The Perfect Sales Dog

Flaming Gorge Days June 23rd-25th, 2016

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Flaming Gorge Days June 23rd-25th, 2016

Time to start planning ahead. One of the best parts of the summer is Flaming Gorge Days! As part of “Southwest Wyoming’s Weekend of Fun,” Flaming Gorge Days
provides two nights of concerts during the three day event and are the main
attraction of CrowdFlaming Gorge Days.  Traditionally Friday night, billed as ourCountry Night, is where some of the biggest acts in country music have graced the stage.  Saturday is known as Rock Night, which has showcased artists such as Brett Michaels, Ted Nugent, Jackyl, Night Ranger, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and many more.  This year we’re presenting Love and Theft and Blackjack Billy on Friday night. For Saturday expect to see Black Stone Cherry and Thousand Foot Krutch.

St. Patrick’s Day in Bozeman

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St. Patrick’s Day in Bozeman Buttes-St.-Patricks-Day-Parade

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday in which green shoes, hair, beer and underwear are all encouraged! Don’t get caught without wearing green on March 17th or you might just get pinched! If you’re feeling really festive, here is a list of fun stuff to do in and around Bozeman this St. Patrick’s Day . These suggestions allow you to spend your day out in the sun and end your night with some green beer and rockin good tunes

Skier Jam at Bridger Bowl
The Jam Competition begins at noon. There is a $10 entry fee and registration is from 8:30-10AM. Each participant will be judged on two runs through the slopestyle course

Or i skiing isn’t your thing…..

Butte St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Thousands from all over Montana venture to the streets of Butte for the iconic St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The blood of the Irish runs deep in Butte making it one giant festive party.

The parade begins at 11AM after Mass at St. Patrick’s Church which begins at 8AM. The parade leaves from Mercury Street in uptown Butte and continues East on Mercury Street to Wyoming Street, then it turns North onto Granite Street and then West onto Montana Street and then South onto Mercury where it continues until it ends on Dakota Street.

Last year was one of the biggest the parade had ever seen with over 100 entries in the parade lineup. Don’t forget to wear your best green!

Cure for the Common at The Zebra Cocktail Lounge at 9PM

Cure for the Common is a 5-piece funk-rock arsenal originating from Bozeman, Montana. Combining their affinity for deep dance grooves with a love for searing progressive rock peaks, the boys have found a home on the national circuit with an all-original Electro Thunder Funksound that has been shaking a nation one stage at a time.

The grassroots movement has landed the band at festivals including WakarusaContour Music Festival, and Purple Hatter’s Ball, as well as on line-ups alongside heavyweights like Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, Twiddle, Dopapod, Papadosio, and more.

With events like this, St. Patrick’s Day is sure to be more than just a day in green!

HEADWATERS SPRING RUNOFF AT BIG SKY RESORT, MT

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Friday, March 11, 2016 from 8:00am throughSunday, March 13, 2016 at 6:00pm

11th Annual Headwaters Spring Runoff competition is March 11-13, 2016.

The Headwaters Spring Runoff has become an annual tradition for local tough guys and gals, drawing competitors from around the region to test themselves on the steep chutes, gullies and cliffs on the north side of Lone Mountain.

Spectators can watch the event from Stillwater Bowl, with great line-of-sight views into the cirque. “The Headwaters terrain is such a unique freeskiing venue,” said Dave Benes, Big Sky Resort Ski Patrol Assistant Director. “The steeps alone catch your eye, with angles upwards of 55 degrees. The variety of tight, technical lines and wide open amphitheater allow for multiple line combinations and tons of creativity.”

26th Annual Snowmobile EXPO and Powersports Show March 10-13, 2016

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The West Yellowstone EXPO is recognized worldwide as the “Largest Snowmobile Event in the West.” Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo, and Yamaha will unveil their new 2017 snowmobile lines to the public and for the first time in the Rocky Mountain West! Clothing, aftermarket parts, and powersports exhibits will also be on display at the Exhibition Hall located at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn Conference Center. 

This event also includes snowmobile racing for children and adults, a vintage sled show, live bands, a casino night and so much more!Snowmobile Expo. West Yellowstone

Jeep Week in Review

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Moab Jeep Safari Week

Moab Jeep Safari Week

I can’t believe almost a week has gone by since Jeep Safari Week . It was absolutely amazing for US191.com to be a part of the event this year. Spreading awareness of what beauty and adventure US 191 holds is always such a positive experience. To hear things like “I had no idea it went that far” or “how many national parks?”  Is what our website is all about. I’ve always loved playing tour guide and as a result many people decided to take US 191 on their journey home.

For every great suggestion that I gave as far as points of interest , I received equally great information in return about specific events, companies that are there to help travelers and their vehicles, good advice from those who have also traveled a long distance before, different excursions I had not yet explored, the list goes on. US191.com always takes the viewers information to heart. This is just as much a place for travelers/ adventure seekers to post about their experiences as it is for us. We appreciate the advice and encourage the insight. Over the next few weeks we will be implementing these suggestions both on the blog and on the directory. Please feel free to email me with anything you think Is worthy of sharing. Jennifer@us191.com.
I want to thank everyone who signed up for our email and was entered into the a drawing to win a free tshirt and sticker of their choice. A big congratulations goes to John Keller as our winner ! Be sure to watch for more chances to win here on the site !
Lastly but certainly not least some very much needed thanks goes to the whole team at Red Rock 4 Wheeler for making Jeep Week happen. They are not only extremely helpful, but do an incredible job at organizing this event. Also a big thanks to Motostew for their generosity of keeping the sun off our backs while we vended out in the hot dessert sun, but also for implementing such a great club.
I am always wondering how much of a mark up I am paying for my 4X4 parts ( which as you all know have to be replaced more often than we’d like to admit) While at jeep week, I broke the shocks on my Toyota ( yes I know it’s not a jeep) it was going to be 850.00 to replace them, but since I had signed up for Motostew membership for 200.00, I got the shocks at cost saving me 47% which was 400.00 in savings!!! My first time use and the membership had already paid for itself! Our experiences teach us the most in life, and this was assured me that I had made a great investment! This reverts back to the if its worth sharing, we will ! Check out Motostew.com
There were so many note able great companies at the expo, it would be hard to list them all, but US191.com would also like to thank the Moab Adventure Center, Mile High Jeep Club, Wolf LED, Wild Boar, BedRug, Schutt Industries, Arizona4X4, Midwest Truck, Red Peak Off Road, Rhino-Rack, Quadratec, and so so many more! Thanks for making it a great Jeep Safari. We look forward to seeing you all next year!