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Aug 4, 2019 - 13th STOP - Garrison, MT

Aug 3, 2019 - Left Idaho Falls this morning and went through some more different topography. Lots of rolling hills with some huge fields growing green stuff. Not corn (have not seen that growing for several states) not soybeens, and I do not know what alfalfa looks like. Lots of hay. Every so often there was a little town in the middle of nowhere, usually by one of the rivers we traveled beside. Green oasis in the middle of brown hills, some of them required dropping down into 4th gear. A few nice log homes were situated in the middle of...

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Sep 7, 2016 - Garrison, MT - Riverfront RV Park

Our trip from Coeur d'Alene, ID to Garrison, MT covered 241 miles which was about 35 miles farther than planned as the park we had made reservations in had no satellite friendly site open! Other than that the trip would have been a very pretty drive through the mountains of Idaho and Montana if the weather had cooperated more. We had a light drizzle the whole trip so the pictures are not as good as they could have been without the rain. It is beautiful country going from the forested mountains in the north to rolling plains in the SW of...

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Jul 14, 2015 - A Unique Campground

We continued on I-90 to Garrison, MT today and had a unique experience at the Good Sam Riverfront RV Park. An employee of the campground met us at the entrance, guided us to a suitable spot, and registered us on-the-spot. The process took five minutes tops! That is service. Thank you, Bill! P.S.: The campground has its own chapel and Sunday services!

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Jun 13, 2013 - Garrison, Montana

This morning we left Billings to start our Alaska adventure. The weather was great, we got up early and got an early start. We said our goodbyes to Jim and Jeanette and hit the road. For most of the trip the weather was sunny and nice. By the time we got to the continental divide, the sky had gone grey and the temperature dropped 20 degrees. When we go 30 miles from Garrison it started to rain and the wind was blowing. When we pulled into the RV park a guy on a golf cart escorted us to a site and we quickly set up in a light rain. Mileage...

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Aug 30, 2012 - Deer lodge

We toured the grant kohr ranch, it is a national historic site and a working ranch, reflecting the life of ranchers who built this part of the country. Johnny Grant established a farm in 1850, traded cattle to the miners and homesteaders who came through this area, sold to Conrad Kohrs who grew the operation to the largest in Montana. The empire grew to 10 million acres at one time. The ranch includes 88 buildings and the 1860 ranch house, there were bunk houses, horses, long horn cattle, etc. Then we went into Deer Lodge to tour the old...

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Summer 2012

Aug 29, 2012 - Philipsburg and smoke

We took a scenic byway to philipsburg, an old mining town. Although the smoke from forest fires, mainly in Idaho, was settling in, there was no smokey smell. Philipsburg was a mining town among many in these mountains and several ghost towns are close by. Unfortunately, they were either accessible by 4 wheel drive only, or the one closest to us was in an area of forest fires. We visited the local museum and walked through an old mining tunnel with the original pumps and rail line in it. We also bought some very good Huckelberry preserves,...

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Summer 2012

Aug 28, 2012 - Butte

We visited the richest hill on earth today. Butte was built on over 2 billion dillars of gold, silver, and then copper and mining neighborhoods are built right up to the mold mines. The town is marked by many head frames, the cranes left at the mouth of a mine. We visited the world of mining museum that is on the site of the actual Orphan girl mine and were able to see the equipment in place, the buckets that took miners town to the tunnels, etc. a recreated town, Hell Roaring gulch, is comprised of buildings from other mines. The miners...

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Summer 2012

Aug 27, 2012 - Helena, mt

We drove to garrison yesterday, it was very windy in Columbia falls in the am, but we didn't experience any serious wind on the road. The drive around flathead lake was really scenic. As we drove toward Missoula we could see a significant haze from the forest fires in this area. We passed a fire fighting camp on I90 as we drove toward garrison. Luckily the smoke seems to be at higher altitudes and it's clear here, we saw a bright red ball of a sunset last night. The sun is spectacular from this campground. Today we took very scenic hwy 12...

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Summer 2012

Sep 5, 2011 - Billings to Garrison

BIG Sky Country Wednesday, last day of August. We headed down the road heading west on I-90. We made a fuel stop and quick Wal-Mart stop in Billings. We much prefer to shop at local establishments but when you are on the road and unfamiliar with merchants, the best solution is often W-M Supercenters. When staying in an area for a period of time we try to seek out local stores to shop at. We drove through some beautiful, lush areas mostly following the Yellowstone River through cattle country and sandwiched between various mountain ranges,...

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Jul 29, 2011 - July 30, 11th Stop

We got a late start this morning, about 10:00am. We drove down US Hwy 93 on the west side of Flathead Lake. This is a beautiful and huge lake with lots of nice houses around the shore. At one large cove there were lots of good size sailboats out, possibly in a race. We passed through several neat little towns right on the lake. The RV Park in Garrison, MT is very nice with grassy sites and no gravel. It rained the last 20 miles, but stopped just in time to set up camp. Tomorrow we will stop in Butte, MT to go to a Wally World and then go...

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May 28, 2011 - Garrison, Montana - West of Helena

The west is always captivating to us. We drove north from Buffalo to Sheridan and then entered Montana. We have not driven the route from Sheridan to Billings, Butte, and then Bozeman in the past. This leaves the northeast and southeast corners of Montana untouched by us. It was a BEAUTIFUL drive. The views were breath taking. While driving, there were snow-capped mountains ahead, to the left, to the right, and in the rear. It was challenging to watch traffic. We've learned the past couple of days to exchange the driver's seat about every...

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Alaska Bound

Aug 29, 2009 - Garrison, Montana

We arrived in Garrison, Montana yesterday, it is located just off of I-90. We are staying at the Riverfront RV Park, we are paid up for 3 days & may extend if we find enough to do near by. The RV park is a 20 acre park, it was originally a run-down trailer park, full of 1950's mobile homes,weeds & garbage. It was bought by its current owners in 1991 & they have brought this park a long ways(there are only two rules in the park, no mats on the grass & keep pets on a leash). Riverfront park is in the country & shopping is about 9 miles away...

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