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ZaneRay in Whitefish, Montana

Media Temple and I had a little contest where I’d visit some agency somewhere in the U.S. We had a bunch of great entries. The winner was ZaneRay, in Whitefish, Montana. They are a great team and we had a great time. They wrote about it here.

Chris and the Media Temple team were outstanding. They were all over the idea, flew in, spent a day driving a rented car up some gnarly dirt roads into the North Fork, hiked up Glacier View Mountain, and then met our team in the evening in West Glacier to begin a 20 mile ride into Glacier National Park. In May and June, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed while crews work to clear as much as 40 feet of snow from a road surface that sees more car per year than any other area of the park. Until the road is open though, cyclists can enjoy the ride each evening, on a road free of cars. It’s one of the truly unique experiences Glacier has to offer.

It was a great day. Stuff we learned was put to use immediately. Concepts we discussed have come up many times since the team left. As the day wore on even rounds of espresso could no longer sustain the brain drain, and we eventually moved on to a pub crawl across the nighttime scene that is Whitefish.