The Bitterroot Valley

The Bitterroot Valley

We heard that the Bitterroot Valley was a very pretty place in Montana. I have wanted to visit it for a very long time. There is so much more to the story. Yes, the Bitterroot Valley is very pretty. We spent ten wonder-filled days in a tiny campground on the edge of the Bitterroot Valley. …

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The Big Fire

The big fire valley in the Bitterroot mountains seen from the Route of the Hiawatha.

In the “big fire”, as they call it, it all burned. Everything of value was gone. The big fire was actually 3000 smaller fires, yes the number is correct three thousand fires. The fire destroyed three million acres of prime, old-growth forest. The big fire Three million acres is three times the area of the …

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Quiet at the lake

Jefferson County Lake Park

It has been quiet at the lake, well at least it was quiet, and it will be quiet at the lake again — soon. Our travels have taken us south at a rapid pace with the change of seasons. Winter arrived in the west on Labor Day. Labor Day, the last day of summer isn’t …

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Campsite Review: Beavertail Hill Campground

Campsite Review: Beavertail Hill Campground

Campsite Review: Beavertail Hill Campground is south of Interstate 90 twenty-five miles east of Missoula Montana. After departing the Interstate turn south on Bonita Station Road for less than one mile. The campground is along a bend in the Clark Fork River which flows westward to the Columbia River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition followed …

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Stunning Big Sky

Sunset at Holland Lake

Montana’s Big Sky motto is obvious everywhere we look. Big Sky is stunning. The longer we stay in Montana, the more we love it. All that may change during tomorrow’s cold snap. We love the size and everything about Montana. This is our second year (in a row) visiting Montana. Last year we crossed Montana, …

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Campsite Review: Wayfarers/Flathead Campground

Campsite Review: Wayfarers/Flathead Campground

Campsite Review: Wayfarers/Flathead Campground is on Montana Highway 35 just south of Big Fork Montana on the shore of Flathead Lake, just south of the inlet of the Swan River. The nearest city with services is Kalispell. The campsite has 27 campsites for RVs and tents and a boat ramp with dock. The website says …

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Montana Remote

Foy's Lake

Most people would say Montana is remote. We are now remote in Montana and more remote than most people ever experience in their life.  We have been remote before and we like — remote. Here the nearest city is only twenty miles if you flew to get there. Flying to get there from here would …

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Campsite Review: Montana Basecamp Campground

Campsite Review: Montana Basecamp Campground

Campsite Review: Montana Basecamp Campground is at the south end of Kalispell Montana north of Flathead Lake and southwest of Glacier National Park. The RV park is located at the corner of Highway 93 and south Highway 93 (Alt). This location is very convenient. Highway 93 (Alt) is a bypass type highway that routes traffic around …

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West Yellowstone WOW

Campsite Hebgen Lake West Yellowstone Montana

We spent two nights in Livingston Montana at Osen RV Park — a commercial campground for the weekend.  We avoid commercial campgrounds preferring the more rustic settings. Since we are living a lot more without reservations this year and last weekend, was the last weekend before school starts in this area, we got reservations for …

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