What was that saying? Live by the tourists, die by the tourists?
When I used to go there 30 years ago, my friends told me the same thing...exactly the same thing...and when they moved there in 1970, they were assured by the old timers they were 20 years too late.if you are thinking about Bozeman, you are about 20 years too late. same goes for the Sawtooth valley in Idaho. both places used to be remote and not jam packed with people trying to look cool.
doesnt newport have a traffic light? (sorry for the hotspotting ahead of time)Living on the edge of wilderness near a hick town doesn't seem that bad any more. I'm not feeling any pressure as the result of Covid19 and can pretty much avoid any contact other than a bi-monthly trip to the super market. I am used to peace and for the most part-quiet. There is no place I want to go to "get away from it all" as most places I would usually go this time of year are being swarmed. Maybe by Sept things will dial back a little but with schools not opening up there will still be hordes of campers out there.
Going to places like Bozeman, Missoula, Helena and other 'recreational' western cities seems strange to me as those cities are all overcrowded and suffering massive sprawl. And all have streets that look exactly like Van Nuys Blvd looked 50 years ago.
Like Boot, I would rather hang out with folk that still have a little spirit of adventure and to whom camping means something more than ordering room service.
With everyone suddenly wanting to 'get away' I find that I am somehow ahead of the curve right now. I have been 'away' for 20 years as of August 1st. Dark skies, little noise and not a single traffic light in the entire county-it could be worse!!
I'm not even gonna google that stuff!Sporting the latest athleisure wear by Fjallraven or Kuhl