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Jul 6, 2018 - Time in Bitterroot National Forest

As I may have stated in earlier entries, we’ve long had plans to spend time in the Bitterroot mountains of Montana. Well, the time has come. Upon arriving at Darby I learned that there is an East Fork and a West Fork of the Bitterroot river. The east fork is approached near Sula using road 472 (East Fork Rd). The west for is approached a little south of Darby Montana using road 473 (West Fork Rd). So we made the turn onto 473 to spend a little time in the West Fork with plans to later visit the East Fork. We were looking for a place to...

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Oct 3, 2014 - Traveler's Rest & Ft Fizzle...

Thursday Larry & I decided to head north on US 93 to the town of Lolo where we made a left onto US 12. We wanted to see a bit of the Lolo Trail, between the Bitterroot Valley in Montana and the Weippe Prairie in Idaho, in case we decided to take I-90 into Idaho on Friday's departure. Ultimately we decided to take US 12 so we actually backtracked. But, it would have a made a much longer trip & would have been more difficult to stop for the 'sights' so we were glad we did it this way. Our destination today was Traveler's Rest State Park, a...

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Oct 2, 2014 - Short side trip...

After leaving the Big Hole Battlefield on Wednesday we traveled MT 43 back over the Chief Joseph Pass until we reached US 93. We made a left into Idaho as we weren't sure which route we would take when leaving Darby & wanted to see what we were going to miss if we didn't travel US 93 south, lol! Good choice, as we headed out this morning & decided to take US 12 west. We only traveled about 40 miles before turning back but enjoyed stopping to check out the roadside informational signs pertaining to the Lewis & Clark Corp of Discovery route...

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Oct 1, 2014 - Big Hole National Battlefield...

Today Larry & I backtracked about 50 miles to the Big Hole National Battlefield. We'd been told by several folks that it was not to be missed & boy were they right. Larry & I were not familiar with this particular Battlefield or the history of the area pertaining to it. This Battlefield is a true memorial to the people who fought and died here on August 9th & 10th, 1877. We started our visit viewing a sobering 26-minute video program. Wow, it brought both of us to tears. Unbelievable, and oh so sad. The museum of photographs, quotations and...

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Sep 30, 2014 - Big Timber to Darby, MT...

We pulled out at 10 am Monday morning, an hour earlier than normal! It was overcast & a bit drizzly earlier in the morning so we procrastinated just a bit hoping it would clear off. And so it did. Sure makes it a lot easier to break camp when it's not drizzling on your head. The forecast was for rain through most of today's travels but we got lucky & it was clear & even sunny most of the way. It was a lovely drive even though our route was not as originally planned! You might remember that we got a new GPS awhile back. This is our third...

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Jul 22, 2012 - Darby Montana, USA

The town of Darby originated in 1888 when James Darby built a cabin and started a post office. Later, he added a grocery and general store. People came from all over the valley to get their mail and needed supplies. Located at the southern end of the Bitterroot Valley, Darby lies in a narrow valley between the Sapphire Mountains to the east and the Bitterroot Mountains to the west. The current population is under 800 residents. Darby is best known for the late July festival and logging competition, “Darby Logger Days”. Each spring the town...

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Oct 11, 2011 - Darby, MT

Decided to bunch it. It hasn't stop raining and they are forcasting for snow on the pass, so I left Darby at 1 PM headed south. Pass was good (wet) but the snow was beginning to fall. Good choice! Along the Salmon river before getting into Salmon, ID, there were some beautiful photo ops that I had nowhere to stop at. that is a beautiful river. Somewhere about half way to Arco, ID, the weather started clearing out and when I got into Arco, the skies were almost clear. WooHoo! Looks like I messed up and got rid of the first Darby entry....

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Nov 10, 2010 - Rye Creek Lodge at Darby, MT

Monday, November 8, we got on the road to head to our 3-day stay at the Rye Creek Lodge in Darby, MT. Before we left Missoula, we visited an Elk Visitors Center and learned a lot of interesting things about Elk and the other animals that live in this area of Montana. On our drive to Darby, we took a couple of back roads that paralleled the main highway. Just before getting to our turn-off to Rye Creek, we took a side trip to Lake Como. The lake was extremely low and Kathy actually walked out on the lake bottom and collected some rocks. On...

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Wagons Westward Ho

Jul 23, 2010 - Como Lake

Como Lake After a few days rafting the Salmon River with our friends Ben and Karen we moved ‘the Neighborhood’ about a hundred miles up US Hwy 93 to Como Lake. This is a clean and tidy Forest Service campground situated near Darby Montana. The roads and pads are paved. The pull thru's are spacious and privacy between sites is very good. The girls had gone ahead in the scout car and squatted on a great site until Ben and I arrived with the rig. Our site included electric and water. There were no sewer hook ups and there was no dump station....

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