The trip from Garrison to Livingston was one of the prettiest we had so far this year. It covered 158 miles with many, many ranches in a golden valley between two mountain ranges, one with a dusting of new snow last night. We crossed the Continental Divide just east of Butte which involved a pretty good three-mile 6% climb and then a five-mile 6% descent at 25 MPH. The Mothership handled it and many more smaller hills very well. We also managed to give her a healthy 75 gallon drink with about 35 miles left on the trip - she was thirsty!!
We are staying at Osen's RV Park & Campground
which is a very nice park with nice, grassy, wide sites with 50 amp full hookup pull-throughs. We have good Verizon coverage and a straight shot to the satellites. Glad we had a reservations as they were turning away rigs by about 6:00 p.m. There are four Tiffins in the park and would have been five but a Phaeton got here to late to get a site.
We went down to Yellowstone NP Friday and drove the northern loop looking for animals. We have been to the park several times and feel no need to see all the different geological features again but do like to see if there are any animals out and about besides us. Of course we found many bison in different areas of the park and also saw a few pronghorn antelope. Our biggest find was a huge black bear up near the top of a tree finding something to eat, perhaps pine nuts? Luckily, Doris was able to get a good snapshot of it.
We spent the weekend watching football - some great college games and of course, this was the kickoff weekend for the pros, some good games there as well!
Tomorrow we head for a very isolated RV park in eastern Montana near if not on the Crow reservation near the Battle of Little Big Horn. That will be our last stop in Montana.