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Aug 3, 2018 - Pilgrim Scenic Byway, Bannack State Park

Date: August 3, 2018 Weather: sunny, smoke/hazy Miles: 255 Temperature: start 47º High 83º Wildlife count: Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer, Marmots, Uinta Ground Squirrel, Golden-mantle Ground Squirrel Year List: 348 Birds: Black Tern We enjoyed a delightful breakfast – breakfast burritos at Carma’s dining table, along with sharing with her, husband John, and their friend and guest, Phil. Our first stop was Beaverhead Rock, which was very interesting – we found a nest of Eastern Kingbirds. Into Dillon, where we filled with fuel, then across...

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Wyoming 2018

Aug 2, 2018 - Red Rock Lakes NWR

Date: August 2, 2018 Weather: clouds, sun Miles: 315 Temperature: start 51º High 82º Wildlife count: Pronghorn, Mule Deer, Muskrat, Uinta Ground Squirrels, Golden Mantle Ground squirrel Year List: 347 Birds: Brewer’s Sparrow After a quick McD’s stop, where we saw Kathy E, we drove over the pass and up through Idaho through Island Park. From there, we drove around the south end of Henry’s Lake and out west into the Caribou Targhee National Forest to the Red Rock Lakes NWR. It was amazing to see the lakes – one just water and the other a...

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Wyoming 2018

Jun 22, 2018 - Day Trip: Virginia City, Montana

Yesterday’s storm was quite a storm! Thunder, lightning, wind, rain and sleet. After it passed, it was again a beautiful day. Typical of the west. John and I are back telling each other to answer the phone and then laughing. We are next to a cattle ranch. The cattle sound just like our phones vibrating! This morning, we look at the skies and debate taking the bike. I check the radar. The bike it is. We have breakfast in Nevada City. In Virginia City, we sign up for the Alder Gulch Summit Tour aboard Colossus, the largest off road truck in...

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Jun 21, 2018 - Day Trip: Virginia City, Montana

It is a beautiful morning and the bike is ready to go. It is less than ten miles to Nevada/Virginia City. Our brochure tells us that it is the most popular National Historic Site run by the state. We arrive at 9:00. Everything is closed. We find a privately owned gift shop that is open. Everything else is open 11:00-4:00. What about the off-road tour? 11:00 The fire truck tour? 11:00 Mining for garnets? I get it. 11:00. What to do? It is a morning to ride. We head east. East takes us over the pass to Ennis, MT. It is a wonderful ride. I...

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Aug 30, 2015 - Virginia City, Hebron Lake and Fly Fishing Lessons

Virginia City and Nevada City are two "ghost" towns here in Montana. Folks we met who live in Montana told us to go there so, on the way to Lake Hebron, we took a side trip there. Unfortunately, we did not unhook the RV and Jeep and drive the Jeep to Virginia City. The road was narrow and to say that it was winding with long, steep grades. By the time we got to Virginia City, about a 14 mile side trip, we had barely any brakes left. We parked the rig hoping that the brakes would return and walked around Virginia City. With all due respect...

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Aug 6, 2012 - to Virginia City MT/ 16/202

120806-Mon-64492-Today we ended at 64592, started at 64492 miles, for total miles today of 100.We went to Nevada City MT and explored a western ghost town that had an old time music museum and had lunch. Then we went to Virginia City MT, had ice cream, saw a great show, had a beer and now we are at the campground just outside Virginia City, The Virginia City RV park. Today we have internet. Not the best, but at least I think I can update my journal.

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Aug 3, 2012 - Ghost Town

We had a fun day in Virginia City, MT. It says it is the best preserved ghost town in the USA. Everyone kind of left after the gold rush ended, some rather quickly. The general store was left with all its merchandise so what you see in the picture is all the original stuff, rearranged nicely of course. There are several working businesses and quite a lot of traffic and people. Some of the stores are locked up with just windows to look through. Others have an indoor fence so you can go in and look closer. The weather has been really great...

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Go West Trip 2012

Jul 21, 2012 - Dog and Grog Festival

This weekend was the Dog and Grog microbrew festival in Virginia City and we went both days. The festival was small, but fun and we saw some people we met during our week in Livingston. Last night we went back to the brewery follies to see the other group of performers and it was funny again, but not quite as good as the show we saw Tuesday night. Tomorrow we are taking a day off then will leave Virginia City the next day. We have had a wonderful two weeks here, met many nice people and saw some beautiful sites. We will start the trip back...

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Summer 2012

Jul 19, 2012 - Granite Creek Road

We drove Granite Creek Road today in the Jeep....another beautiful drive through the mountains from a little west of Nevada City to Ennis. There were several lakes near the road, and almost all of them were down roads that required 4WD. We took one for about a half hour until we got tired of being bounced around....at one point I swear we were in a creek bed complete with running water! We finally found a wide spot and turned around. There were several mining ruins, a couple of ghost towns and lots of gorgeous views. The drive was a good...

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Jul 18, 2012 - Virginia City-Nevada City

Bob and I went off by ourselves today. Great day for touring in the convertible. Sky was extremely blue - big puffy clouds "Big Sky Country" at it's best. First stop was Ennis - old cowboy town that doesn't seem to have changed very much. The welcome sign says it all - every other store in the town was a sporting goods shop involved with fishing supplies - especially fly fishing. Then we went on the Virginia City and Nevada City. It was quite an uphill climb to get to the other side and down into the Virginia City valley - Bob said...

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Jul 18, 2012 - Vigilantes and the wild west

As we have driven around the area we have noticed many large historical signs, but never stopped to read them. Today, we drove between Virginia City and Sheridan stopping to read all the historical signs along the way. We learned about robberies along the road between the two towns and the vigilantes who policed the area when it was the wild west (the local robbery gang reportedly killed over 100 people before the leaders were caught and hanged). Their story goes that in Dec 1863 a group of private citizens were tired of the crooked sheriff...

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Summer 2012

Jul 17, 2012 - Brewery Follies, more of Virginia City

Yesterday we did things around the RV and spent a fun afternoon/evening with the Hollemans. We had thought about walking into town, but it rained most of the afternoon. Today we did walk into town and shopped, explored more buildings and the museum. The museum was interesting with old pictures, old coats and chaps made of animal fur and hides, tools and interesting stories including pictures from the earthquake that formed quake lake we saw a few days ago. Tonight we all went to the Brewery Follies. The follies are rated PG13 and were...

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Summer 2012

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