Kira is a fourth generation Montanan who developed her love for the outdoors at a young age, hiking the trails near her family’s cabin at East Rosebud Lake. Family outings each summer provided the opportunity to explore other areas of Montana, including Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, while snowboarding at Big Sky and Bridger Bowl kept her active during Montana’s cold winters. Kira attended college at Montana State University, Bozeman, where she earned a degree in cell biology and neuroscience. She continues to pursue her passion for outdoor adventure expanding her backpacking and snowboarding adventures across the globe. Kira believes travel is an important part of her continuing education and strives to learn more about other cultures and new environments. Guiding has allowed her to experience the best of both worlds by sharing stories, experiences and laughs with people from all different walks of life.
Kira's Guide Survey
Snowboarding in theCaucasus mountains - Republic of Georgia. The Caucasus region is the birthplace of wine and also holds the highest peak in Europe. This trip remains my favorite because it was so adventurous! Driving across the country up crazy mountain roads, hiking among mountain dogs and scouting our way through avalanche terrain were only a few of the highlights
Froze to Death Lake, in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Not only does it live up to its name when you jump in after a grueling hike, the view also takes your breath away. Hiking atop the Froze to Death plateau leads you to Tempest Mountain, which is base camp for climbing Granite Peak, Montana's highest point at 12,799 feet.
Favorite Bike ride:
Hidden Peaks Trail - Queensland, Australia. Biking through eucalyptus forests with kangaroos and wallabies hopping by was such a unique experience!
Dumb and Dumber
The Celestine Prophecy
Too hard to pick one!
First caught travel bug:
My trip to Thailand was the first time I experienced a culture so different than mine. I was mesmerized by the street scene of vendors selling fried crickets and Buddhist monks walking by temples of gold.
Backcountry snowboarding, Mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hiking, climbing, gardening