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​​​​​​​Montana Adventure Shuttle Newsletter


Vol 25 - JUNE 2020

Photo above: Sheila in the Shuttle -- copyright by Micah Dawes Larson of Apis Communication Science, and the Badasserie Blog.
This newsletter brings you shuttle news, events & updates, links, and stories from
"Behind The Wheel".

Endless roads, endless possibilities...


Enter Center Stage: Summer!

Spring has come and gone, if you ask the calendar; but spring rains are lingering around Montana as we enter July. (What? July, already?!)

In Nature's playground, we've swung from cold to warm to hot, and back to cold(-ish), and will soon enough enjoy summer warmth again! Still, when you look out of any window here in Missoula, or the windows of The Shuttle while you travel around Montana, our state is boasting its spring green wardrobe!
Wildflowers abound, fawns can be seen springing about, cattle babies have blessed the ranches, and visitors have arrived to enjoy our vast outdoors! 
Personally, I am loving the cooler, wet weather--it gives me hope that we may be able to avoid a difficult wildfire season (which, for the past 15-20 years, it seems, has become 'the norm'). I recall the summer of 1997, attending UM summer classes, it rained from spring until August, before I knew anything of wildfires! Maybe Mother Nature will surprise us again..?

COVID-19 and Montana:
What we know: the numbers of new cases in Montana had dropped to zero, for a short while, but are now increasing. We continue to exercise Phase 2 Reopening plans here in Montana. What you will see when you are here: restaurants, many retail stores, and most other places are open and many at almost full capacity. Changes have definitely been made in the way businesses operate, and most changes are apparent. Some local businesses even managed to launch during the pandemic, and I wish them luck in this trying time!

Social distancing continues to be important, and the great outdoors are drawing more visitors for that reason--while practicing social distancing in town, remember that when you head out of town, that same practice is equally important. Do some research on the places you plan to visit, to see what might be different, or even closed. Example: Glacier National Park--our greatest national treasure in Montana, has cancelled all Red Bus Tours and the park's free shuttle system for the remainder of the season. This will inevitably alter peoples' travel plans... As "they" say: "Know before you go!"

More details on the Phase 2 reopening plan for Montana can be found here, or read the entire plan here (PDF file):
Phase 2 Reopening Plan
Meanwhile, MTAS will continue to practice safety standards; I will continue to wear a mask, and offer them to passengers, as well as gloves, if requested.  To clarify the continued need for safety, however, I am asking that passengers consider wearing a face covering while traveling in the Shuttle.  In addition, yours truly will be cleaning surfaces in and outside of the Shuttle between passenger groups... This was a practice I was already keen on before the pandemic...

I wish you well as we enter the next season
and continue to ask that you
Take Care! ~
For general booking and information, visit the website: / email: / phone: 406.493.2345

 "Don't worry, I'm covered..."
Featured Partner: Spotted Dog Cycles, Missoula

Spinning into existence during a pandemic situation, is a new shop in Missoula geared for bicyclists! 
Providing much sought-after rental bikes and tours, Spotted Dog is rolling along as we head into summer, and MTAS has had the pleasure of working with owner, Joe, already with an early season tour and rental collaboration.
By the way, he has a very nice collection of cycles for pedaling any terrain Montana offers. 

Check out their website and offerings here: 
Let's Go!
Enjoy some images from some of June's fun trips --
some of theirs, some of mine: 

Captions (left to right or top to bottom): Cycling in the Bitterroot Valley with a custom cycling tour; bicycling up Going-to-the-Sun Rd in Glacier NP--no vehicles allowed! UM and Brennan's wave, with a Custom Tour of Missoula for a group of young people; a visit to Anaconda Stack State Park while waiting for a dinner group; Morrell Falls near Seeley Lake, MT--a wet, wonderful mountain bike ride!
Custom cycling tour Montana - MTAS
Cycling Going-to-the-Sun Rd., Glacier NP - MTAS
Custom Tour of Missoula with Montana Adventure Shuttle
Custom Tour of Missoula with Montana Adventure Shuttle
Let's Go!
FYI: Reservations for tours and events can be made year-round! Don't wait, the Shuttle operates on a first-come-first-served basis, so call with your ideas and...
See more images from MTAS's excursions on Instagram (@mtadventureshuttle)
and Facebook
Montana Adventure Shuttle on Facebook
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