National Parks & Headwaters 2012 travel blog




Friday the 13th. Today was really hot. Montana should not be hot!!! 100 degrees in some places.

We drove to Pompey National Historical Monument and walked up what felt like a thousand steps, but got to see William Clark’s graffiti from 1806. The pillar over looks the Yellowstone river which is the background of Janice’s picture. The mosquito’s were a plenty, and Janice’s plan worked…she did not get bit, but I sure did! That is with bug spray on….must be the only place I missed on my body and the skeeters found it. Apparently these flying pests were a great source of annoyance for the early explorers as they noted them in their journals and for the need to find another place to stop where mosquitos would not be in such abundance. I could feel their pain!!!

After an enlightening visit to Pompey, we drove over to Petroglyph Caves. They were a disappointment to us as we have seen much better examples elsewhere. Because the park rangers told us our $5.00 entry fee was good for any state park on that date, we blasted over to the Missouri Headwaters State Park to camp for the night before attempting to get our feet into the Headwaters. Our luck held out and we were able to get a spot in the park to camp. I think because of the heat, and there are no showers or flush toilets here, lots of sites were available. We of course, always shower because we tote our shower with us.

On a side note, the new tires work great. Told ya… two girls can do anything with duct tape and a screwdriver (and maybe a cellphone and auto club).

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