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Livingston, MT - Osen's RV Park and Campground - site 5

Livingston, MT - Osen's RV Park and Campground - site 5, another...

Livingston, MT - Osen's RV Park and Campground - site 5, and...

Garrison to Livingston, MT - our route - 159 miles

Garrison to Livingston, MT 1 - We passed a lot of ranches...

Garrison to Livingston, MT 2

Garrison to Livingston, MT 3 - you have a beautiful contrast between...

Garrison to Livingston, MT 4 - some of the mountains got a...

Garrison to Livingston, MT 5 - as you top each hill, another...

Garrison to Livingston, MT 6 - even a few sheep in cattle...

Garrison to Livingston, MT 7 - climbing another hill

Garrison to Livingston, MT 8 - this hill was the continental divide,...

Garrison to Livingston, MT 9 - some of the view on the...

Garrison to Livingston, MT 10 - we had 5 miles of 6%...

Garrison to Livingston, MT 11 - including an runaway ramp but the...

Garrison to Livingston, MT 12 - still doing 25 MPH going down

Garrison to Livingston, MT 13 - and the usual scenery on the...

Garrison to Livingston, MT 14 - topping another hill

Garrison to Livingston, MT 15

Garrison to Livingston, MT 16 - and another fantastic scene

Garrison to Livingston, MT 17 - another climb

Garrison to Livingston, MT 18 - and descent

Garrison to Livingston, MT 19 - and great vista - when you...

Yellowstone 1 - US 89 from Livingston to Yellowstone runs down a...

Yellowstone 2 - The Yellowstone River

Yellowstone 3

Yellowstone 4 - elk at the North entrance to the park

Yellowstone 5 - the only construction on the north loop causes a...

Yellowstone 6 - building a new road up to something

Yellowstone 7 - new trees replacing the old - the age old...

Yellowstone 8 - a little hazy, but high up on Mt. Washington...

Yellowstone 9

Yellowstone 10 - some Pronghorn Antelope - we will hopefully see many...

Yellowstone 11

Yellowstone 12 - the Lamar River running through Lamar Valley on the...

Yellowstone 13 - it is a beautiful valley

Yellowstone 14 - with many, many bison herds from small ones like...

Yellowstone 15 - lots of fishermen today in the Lamar River- we...

Yellowstone 16 - some more of the valley and surrounding mountains

Yellowstone 16 - Black Bear in a tree, if you look close,...


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.

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