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Jul 17, 2014 - W. Montana & Glacier Nat. Park

Missoula, Montana Love, love, love Montana. The blue sky goes on forever. So far this state comes in right behind Oregon for beauty. One of our maintenance stops.....got the RV washed, oil changed and carpets cleaned. Yes, these are all things you do when you RV, not just at home. I didn't mention wash and clean. Montana is just beautiful. The sky goes on and on and the mountains in the backdrop are stunning. Missoula is a small college town similar to Newark, DE. Just like Florida and Delaware they have won National Championships in...

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Jul 17, 2014 - Lee Metcalf NWR & Missoula Cemetery

Date: July 17, 2014 Weather: bright sunshine Temperature: start 58º High º Wildlife count: White-tailed doe and fawn, Uinta Ground Squirrel, Gray Squirrel, Chipmunk Year List: 297; Life List: 447 Birds: Red-tailed Hawk, Lazuli Bunting, Northern Flicker, European Starling, Downey Woodpecker, American Kestrel, California Quail, Bullock's Oriole, Lewis's Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher, Vaux's Swift, Yellow Warbler, House Wren, American Robin, Mourning Dove, Song Sparrow, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Osprey, Brown Cowbird, Black-capped Chickadee,...

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Going West 2014

Jul 16, 2014 - Correcting Schwintech & Gray Partridge

Date: July 16, 2014 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 57º High 93º Wildlife count: Year List: 294: Life List: 446 Birds: Gray Partridge We planned to be up early this morning, but didn't awaken until 6:30. I had packed the dirty laundry last night, so we were ready to just grab last things and head for the park laundry. When we got there, a lady already had finished with the washers and was using the dryers, so we were in luck! We had just filled the washers when another couple came in and were upset that they could not do their laundry -...

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Going West 2014

Jul 15, 2014 - A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the semi-autobiographical novella A River Runs Through It (1976) written by Norman Maclean (1902–90). Set in and around the city of Missoula in western Montana, a true story about two boys, Norman and Paul, growing up in Montana. One is rebellious of his father, Rev. Maclean, while the other has his feet on the ground. The one love they both have is fly...

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2014 RV Adventure

Jul 15, 2014 - Bison Range & Nine Pipe National Wildlife Refuges

Date: July 15, 2014 Weather: partly sunny Temperature: start 61º High 83º Wildlife count: Uninta Ground Squirrel, Chipmunk, Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer, American Bison, Pronghorn Year List: 293; Life List: 445 Birds: Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian-collared Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Lewis's Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Western & Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Tree, Violet-green & Barn Swallow, Canyon Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European...

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Going West 2014

Jul 14, 2014 - Mon, 7/14

Today we learned that, because of the heat wave, there are no small ac's in this town. We will wait till we return to replace the unit. We also got the car washed. It's wonderful to have the dust off the outside and the inside partially vacuumed and wiped. It will probably run better now ... I got my hair cut but not colored as I have mislaid the instructions for the hairdresser. We did a car hiking loop around the University district and downtown before heading back to camp. I want to get a few reservations made. We have booked ourselves...

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To Alaska and Back

Jul 14, 2014 - Traveling to Missoula over Lost Trail Pass

Date: July 14, 2014 Tonight’s Location: Missoula, MT Mileage: End - 46922 Start - 46758 Total Miles for the day: 164 Weather: cloudy, intermittent showers and sunshine Temperature: start 67º went down to 65° on Lost Trail Pass High 93º in Missoula Wildlife count: Mule Deer Year List: 290 Birds: Lewis's Woodpecker, Brown-headed Cowbird, Osprey, Black-billed Magpie, Canada Geese, Wilson's Snipe, Western Meadowlark, American Kestrel, American Crow, Belted Kingfisher, Common Raven, After a good breakfast of scrambled eggs and ham, we...

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Going West 2014

Jul 14, 2014 - Missoula, MT.

We are now in Montana. We left Orofino, ID and drove HWY 12 through the Bitterroot National Forest. The drive is a climb through Lolo Pass to an elevation of 5220 feet. The range goes as high as 6424 feet on the continental divide. Again it is part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. On both the westward and the return legs of their expedition. Lewis and Clark were unaware of the pass. they had learned of it by an Indian known as Old Toby. On the return trip at Lolo creek Lewis and Clark split into two different parties. Lewis...

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Jul 13, 2014 - Sun, 7/13

This morning we quickly, as much as we can be quick, packed up and left the campground. Goodbye to Birdland Bay and went to Minnie's for breakfast. Our camping neighbor Larry was there and we said goodbye again. The food was good and over generous. We ate and started out for Missoula and John and Mary's RV Campground. Off we went. After about 10 min we were instructed to turn onto a dirt road for 4 miles. After debate, we decided to try as the road looked good. The road grew narrower with the usual precipitous unguarded drops and we drove...

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To Alaska and Back

Jun 19, 2014 - Missoula, Montana

Marge and Ross spent two nights in Billings, Montana and Monday morning they planned on heading to Butte, Montana when Ross discovered a water leak above the bathroom sink. It had been raining very heavily all night and it was still raining lightly when Ross found the leak. Ross traced the leak to what he thought was the source of the leak. What Ross found was a two inch section of caulk that was extremely thin and it seemed it was simply held in place by the paint. Ross was running his hand along the seam between the roof cover the wall...

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Jun 15, 2014 - Day three

Today the bear went over the mountain. We drove through the Sawtooth Range from Sun Valley along the Wood River and then found the headwaters of the Salmon River and followed it on into Montana. The drive was mountainous-ly gorgeous with lots of happy fishermen enjoying a perfect Father’s Day on the rivers. Other sights we enjoyed were the town of Clayton ID, population 7; snow clouds on Trapper Peak, elevation 10,157; a magnificent arched-necked Palomino poised on a butte; and a series of yellow diamond road signs warning us to watch for:...

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Travels with Ursa

May 24, 2014 - Rain in Montana

Woke up to rain this morning. First drive in the rain. So I posted more pictures. Let me tell you about this KOA in Missoula. First it is right smack in the middle of town. Second it is not for us. It not only has RV spaces right next to each other but little log cabins, a playground, store,laundry, showers, snack bar and pool/ hot tub (with fat women and kids), go cart track, dog park and dog walks. I can see apartments and school busses from my window. Talk about atmosphere.

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