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May 25, 2009 - Prairie Dogs & a Cave

Monday, May 25 (day 15): Greycliff to Deer Lodge, MT We woke up to a clear, sunny day - yay! We did our usual morning routine: I fixed fruit and lunch and folded up the inside of the trailer, while Bill did the outside. We left the trailer at the park and went to see the prairie dogs, just a little ways down the road. The interpretive signs were very informative. For example, we found out their burrows can be 14 feet deep and have 4-5 cavities, used for different purposes, including a dry area in case the lower one gets wet (which I’m sure...

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May 3, 2009 - Deer Lodge, Montana

We drove yesterday for 6 hours to get to Deer Lodge, Montana. It was a very long day but had the greatest scenery along the way. We seemed to climb and climb the truck hauled the fifth wheel very well we were sure glad we had the chip put in and the extra fuel tank. We stopped at a couple of rest stops along the way and saw lots of snow still on the mountains. It was a beautiful day but very cold and it seems to be windy here we don't know if that is normal or if it's just this time of year. We're staying at Indian Creek Campground which is...

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Sep 23, 2008 - To Deer Lodge

September 23...Indian Creek Campground---Deer Lodge, MT We left West Glacier at 9:00 this morning with some cloudy, misty weather. The same mountains that we saw when it was sunny, look totally different now. They have a slight coating of snow high up, just near the top. We drove along Flat Head Lake for a long way on our two hour drive back to I-90. It was a very pretty drive and it got prettier when the sun came out around 9:30 or so. This lake is very big. We came to the Mission Mountain area after leaving the lake at Polson, MT. Hwy 93...

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Jul 17, 2008 - Deer Lodge, Mt

We left Livingston, Montana yesterday and landed in Deer Lodge Montana. What a neat name for a town. On the way here a truck traveling in the oppisite direction kicked up a pebble and chipped our windshield. Just a chip no crack as of yet though. The town of Deer Lodge is truely a nice little town set in a valley. To get to it we had to cross the continental divide at 6500 feet with the trailer. Going up the mountain no problem but it was a little nerve racking coming down the west side. Long and with curves like Mt Washington but no drop...

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May 26, 2008 - Prisoners and Cowboys

For the last few days it has rained most of the days – sign it was a holiday weekend! Today we headed for Deer Lodge twenty miles from Butte. Here we visited the Old Montana Prison and then the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Bands of outlaws and vigilantes roamed early Montana Territory leaving a path of destruction and death. In an attempt to tame the Wild West, a prison was established in Deer Lodge in 1871. It was constructed primarily with convict labour. The prison was an active prison until 1979, when it was moved to a new...

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Sep 29, 2007 - Flathead Lake, Deer Lodge, MT

Basically just drove today on the way to Yellowstone. Its a two day trip. Drove down US Highway 93 along Flathead Lake. Its a huge lake. Every time we thought we were at the end of it, it would show up again. It was rainy early on but then it cleared up. Video taped as we went along. Nothing really to take an actual picture of. We are stopped at Deer Lodge, MT at the moment. Just a campground off the interstate - Indian Creek RV Campground - Site 60. The owner said he was told there was 4 inches of snow at Yellowstone. Yikes! Hopefully it...

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Aug 21, 2007 - Deer Lodge, Montana

We left Billings and drove West. We stopped in Deer Lodge, Montana so we could visit the Grant - Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. This ranch was the biggest ranch in Montana. It has been well preserved. After visiting the ranch, we toured the Montana State Prison. It was their first prison and it was used up until 1972. Our campground is the first one we stayed at under our new membership in Coast to Coast. It saved us about $20 for two nights here. The weather suddenly turned cool. I heard one Montanan say that Montana has 9 months of...

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Jul 14, 2007 - Deer Lodge, Montana

We drove about 340 miles and are staying here for 2 nights to relax and get some laundry done. This is a nice area and they have some interesting history here. We already have gone through some cabinets and closets to eliminate some weight, we dropped off some clothing and pots & pans at the local second hand store. When we get to Colorado we will have some more time to go through things. Sunday we had a bit of rain, which cooled down the area, still near 100 here but 50's at night (thats the desert). On our way here we stopped for fuel and...

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