Tagging Peaks

At Six Pony Hitch there are lots of things we love but here are two that rank way up there:

  1. Smart Design.
    Nothing excites us more than beautiful design with a strong concept behind it.  We wake up every day hoping that we can make things that are smart, creative and inspiring.
  2. The Mountains of Montana and Oregon.
    We live and work where we do for a reason. It is humbling and awesome—in the literal sense of the word—to live in the shadow of giants.

So today we announce our newest project that combines these two great loves of ours.  We are now tagging peaks.  This means that we are creating logos for some of our favorite mountains and mountain ranges in Montana and Oregon.  We’ll be debuting them here on our blog and via social media and selling swag in various places.  Right now you can find some of our first stickers for sale at the Glacier Country site at www.glaciermt.com. We start our series with a logo for a range that is near and dear to us—the Bitterroots. 

According to Wikipedia:
The Bitterroot Range is a mountain range and a subrange of the Rocky Mountains that runs along the border of Montana and Idaho in the northwestern United States. The range spans an area of 24,223 square miles (62,740 km2) and is named after the bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva), a small pink flower that is the state flower of Montana.[1][2]

Show your love by sharing with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. and get yourself a limited edition sticker of our Tagged Peaks at www.glaciermt.com and Trailhead in Missoula.

If you have a favorite peak or mountain range, let us know.  We just might tag it for you.

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A Day in Ovando with Omnibar

Montana is at its best this week. The heavy rains of spring have left us with a lush green landscape just meant for pictures. And it’s a good thing because that’s just what we’ve been doing. This week we were fortunate enough to work with photographers Dan Armstrong and Reid Morth of Strobot Studios for our clients at Omnibar. Ray and I spent the day up in beautiful Ovando, Montana at Two Creek Ranch taking photos for our upcoming campaign. Omnibar. Eat it all. Raaaarrr!

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Adelsheim Vineyard Website Goes Live

We are so very excited to announce the launch of the new website for Adelsheim Vineyard. We love wine from the North Willamette Valley and Adelsheim is certainly one of the best. We were honored that they chose us as their web design and development agency and worked hard to build a site that is as awesome as they are.

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Why hire a professional web design company?

I’m often asked why someone should hire a professional web design company like Six Pony Hitch when there are other, less expensive options out there.  It’s a very valid question since it’s true that cheaper websites are available through template sites and individual contractors.

The short answer is that a good company offers a team of people with varied skill sets and expertise. They will work with you through all the detailed steps that make up a good website and deliver you a custom site that could only represent your business or organization. But that sounds like gobbledygook unless you understand all the steps that go into making a great site.  So today we’ll break down the process.

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In Case of Emergency – How to keep your business running when you’re not there

I was recently injured in a hockey game and couldn’t work. For most small business owners, being out of the office, unable to take care of daily duties would be tragic.  Lucky for me, it was almost a non-event. How do you avoid disaster? Hire a good team and implement good systems.

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Pro-Bone-O: The Humane Society of Western Montana (HSWM)

When we give back it feels good. It’s fun.  You like yourself when you go to bed.  You see the work in public and you feel even better.  You get attached.  When you do pro bono work, you have a purpose beyond your day-to-day work, which actually makes you like your day-to-day work even more. 

But there’s a downside.  When you do it for one organization, you get asked to do it for lots of organizations.  If you’re like us, you soon start to feel conflicted because there are so many great groups asking for help.  The temptation is to spread the wealth and do a project here and a project there so that you’ve at least done something for lots of different causes. I think this is a mistake—both for you and for them.

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