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Jun 23, 2018 - Dillon, Montana

Sorry, it is not a picture day. It is only an hour from Alder to Dillon but we have chores. As we head into Dillon, we see many bicyclists. More on that later. In town, we get gas for the RV. We stop at a Verizon store. They send us to Safeway for our “top-up” card and our groceries. We now have a full refrigerator. We check into the campground. They sure look full. There is a bicycle event this entire week. We are lucky to get a camping site. John unloads the motorcycle. It is so much easier than our old trailer. We take the motorcycle to...

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Jun 11, 2018 - Coldest morning yet!

All good things must come to an end and I guess that is true for our lazy days in Dillon! It just felt good to lay around and stay warm. Allergies have been making me crazy for the last week, I was beginning to think it was more than allergies so it was fun to just lay low yesterday. Woke up ready to go (again) It was cold this morning! 38 degrees on the thermometer and 28 wind chill factor! Throw some sprinkles of rain and thick gray low laying clouds and you have yourself a chilly start to the day! So we pulled out everything in our warm...

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Jun 10, 2018 - Zero mile day

We just stayed put today! Winter storm warning in effect! Snow! It looks as if it snowed at Jackson and Big Hole Pass that we just came over yesterday! All I can think of is those guys out there trying to race across America! They carry minimal supplies which adds up to almost nothing for them, don't know how prepared they are for weather that is below freezing! It was a cold strong wind here today here in Dillon. We tried to be good visitors, took a walk into town this morning but being Sunday everything was closed! So we gave up, cleaned...

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Jun 9, 2018 - The Big Hole and Badger Passes

It is always so difficult to leave these wonderful places like Jackson Montana! Small town hospitality! Sitting outside on the patio watching the odd truck or car go by and chatting with new friends, its the best! We had a great meal, got a good night's sleep, and felt rested after the difficult last 20 miles of yesterday afternoon. An absolutely beautiful start to the day today, blue sky, sunshine and the road to ourselves! Our first pass was about 13 miles ahead of us, Big Hole Pass our tallest one so far. The good news is we were already...

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May 27, 2017 - Wisdom, Montana

We got a early start out to see the ghost town of Bannack State Park. It was Bannack Montana's first territorial capital. Was a gold strike in 1882. Most people left after the gold but a few lived there until 1960. Was when the town was sold to the state for a dollar and with the promise to keep it as is. We then headed out to Wisdom to the Big Hole Battlefield National Park. In 1887 the Nez Perce were fleeing the army and had thought they were safe from them and settled in camp in the Big Hole area. Early that morning the army surprised...

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May 26, 2017 - Dillon, Montana

We left Idaho with some rain off and on and little wind but not bad. We traveled thru lots of potato fields and then coming into cattle country. So very green and the mountains covered in snow. We arrived about 2:00 pm in Dillon at a very nice RV park.

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May 24, 2017 - Day 25 - Wisdom to Dillon, MT

Today’s ride to Dillon, MT was an exceptionally WINDY 66-mile ride with 2,808’ of ascent. Dillon, population 4,4223 and elevation 5,118’, is the county seat of Beaverhead County. The city was named for UP Railroad president Sydney Dillon. As Nancy said in a video. "Art Left Wisdom Behind! Most of the morning was spent in the Big Hole Valley, an enormous and beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains. I got an early start because it was going to be a very windy day, especially in the afternoon. The traffic was light, so I was able to...

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Apr 9, 2017 - Dillon Montana, KOA and rabbits for sale!

It was supposed to be super windy today. Do we stay and wait out the wind where we are or make a run for it? We decided to run and see how far we get. The wind was not near as bad as we expected. We went through Idaho Falls with a stop for some stuff we did not know we needed until we saw it at Cabela’s and continued on. We had planned on stopping at a free campground along the shores of Clark Canyon Reservoir and boondock. But by the time we reached the summit at the Idaho Montana border, there was snow and very low visibility. We did not...

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Sep 7, 2016 - Day 73 Dillon

Day 73. Countryside RV. Total lazy day. We were going to look at some property, but couldn't hook up with Wade's cousin. ( he knew of some land for sale). Walked around the RV park a few times...napped. Last chance. When we get back we are going to be pretty busy. Take it when you can.

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Alaska...Again 2016

Sep 5, 2016 - Day 71 Dillon, MT

Day 71 Countryside RV Park nice park, stayed here before. Open, flat, a few low trees, wide long sites. Just long boring drive. I don't have the Milepost to tell us where we are and stuff about the area and what's up next. It was nice to be alerted to pull outs and rest areas for lunch and potty stops. Can find rest stops on GPS but it's slower. Fresh snow on higher Mtn tops. Reported winter weather advisory, but only saw dark clouds and got a little rain. Sunny, but cold at campsite. Turned the big heater on for only the second time....

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 29, 2015 - Dillon, Montana

7/29 – 7/31 In two days and 399 miles (I90, I15) we arrived at Horse Prairie campground at Clark Canyon Reservoir near Dillon Montana. Along the way we stayed overnight at a fishing access area along the Saint Regis River by Saint Regis, Montana. Horse Prairie is one of our favorite locations and we plan to be here for a couple weeks. In July we put 1087 miles on the house and 506 miles on the Jeep. 8/1 – 8/14 One of our favorite boondocking (no hookups and free) locations is in Clark Canyon at the Clark Canyon reservoir near Dillon,...

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Jun 1, 2015 - Dillon, Montana

6/1 – 6/9 On the first of June we left West Yellowstone and drove 205 miles (US191, US20, SR33, I15) to Clark Canyon Reservoir near Dillon, Montana. We stayed at Horse Prairie campground, a free campground overlooking the reservoir. We have been to this location twice before: once in 2008 and then again in 2013. It is one of our favorites - quiet, beautiful views and within 15 miles of a nice town. We visited the Beaverhead County Museum located in Dillon. Great museum with an eclectic collection of old stuff (some not too old from our...

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