You cannot simply walk off the floor of a stock market or out of a corporate strategy brainstorm and into a small town festival where cowboy poetry is king; the full force of the simplicity and earnestness you’ll encounter will give you the metaphysical bends. No, you must transition gently and do so with meditative purpose.
For the Pincher Creek Best of the West Weekend, where Canadian Cowboy Poetry hangs its hat, the best plan is to drive south, but not on Highway 2 where speed is of the essence and dual lanes make it easy to embrace. Instead, take the two-lane Highway 22. Passing lanes are non-existent and long luxurious curves make it a driver’s paradise.