In a few minutes we’re taking the van down to the bakery so April can check out the production there and we’ll be helping Renee with some deliveries around town. We both really loved Helena. It’s a great town and we can’t wait to come back. We never expected to be here for more than buying groceries and now we’ve made some good friends over three days. Part of the journey I guess.
Forecasting the summer weather must be the easiest job in Montana. If I were in charge of the summer forecast, I’d write …
By now, I was hoping to be able to say that I had this thru-hiking thing down, and for a brief moment on the 29th of July, I honestly thought I did. But then came the next day. And the next day. And the day after that
The next afternoon we set out on what has been thus far our longest day of climbing on the trail. From the Donahue River (sp?) we had to ascend roughly 2,100ft up to the divide, drop down, then ascend maybe another 800ft or so to clear a pass.
She obliged and the man proceeded to prod the old horse with it. This was sufficient to get the horse moving and the man led the horse off the trail and down a small hill, returning April her prodder in the process.
Indian Point, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Lewis and Clark NF Happy August! It’s summer in Montana, but here in the Bob it only …
Our least favorite critter is the horsefly. They are HUGE in Montana and they bite hard.
Funny, as we grew more and more anxious about where to find our camp, adrenaline took over and for a short time our legs didn’t feel tired.
If you’ve never driven in Montana, it’s really quite wonderful, and not just because the speed limit is 70 on the state highways.