Just a spark from a dragging chain can cause a fire to start.
Monday, July 26, 2021
I was toolin’ around town on my bicycle Sunday and discovered a laundromat in town. Cool! We will be leaving Itch-Kep-Pe Park Monday as you read this for our ten days are up. I’m inclined to stay longer as I don’t think they enforce that ten-day policy all that much but we need to be moving on eventually anyway. Another string of triple digit temperatures are coming so best we head west and up in altitude some. So this is nice. I can do laundry first thing when we leave and get that out of the way.
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Itch-Kep-Pe, Columbus, Montana
Overall it is pretty quiet here. The weekends as you may suspect has more activity. Lots of it is due to river rafting the Yellowstone and everyone who engages in that activity has to pass by us on the campground road to access the boat ramp. Some of them are the local rafting companies that use these school buses to ferry people and rafts back and forth.
Friday, July 23, 2021
One day I saw this right outside my window as I sat at the table.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
The town originally was just a stagecoach stop along the Yellowstone River. When the railroad came through that all changed.
I rode my bicycle through town to see what there was to see. Not much. The town is just a little over two thousand in population. I can imagine back in the day folks stepping off the train at the town’s depot.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Itch-Kep-Pe, Columbus, MT.
I walked on down to look at our old camp but a group was in it.
Monday, July 19, 2021
Itch-Kep-Pe, Columbus, MT.
Taken from camp, just across the camp road beyond that sunny spot is the water.
What I have now for this visit to Itch-Kep-Pe is just fine by me.
Also, the days of triple digit temperatures are over and we did fine being in the shade.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Itch-Kep-Pe Park, Columbus, Montana
Beans and I stayed here in mid-July three years ago. We really liked this place. That time we camped at the east end along the banks of the Yellowstone River. I knew the west end had more shade and I was hoping for the best. With fingers and paws crossed we pulled in. Good, not many people here. The few full-in shade spots were taken. That’s okay. I do need some solar plus your neighbor is right there next to you. At the far end before continuing down the road to where we were before, there it was.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
We ended up at a Walmart in Miles City that evening. I am still having gut issues and picked up some items that hopefully will get things straightened out down there. We had a nice evening behind the store. The next day was all about shade. It is heating up and a string of 100 plus degrees (37.8 C) days were to begin over the weekend.
The first stop was Rosebud Creek campground. This was a lovely little place.
Friday, July 16, 2021
West of Terry, Montana
Terry was forty miles from our stay in Glendive. We got off the Interstate to see the town (desolate) and passed on through on old Highway 10 which was the main route before the Interstate came into being. A few miles down the old highway was what used to be a rest stop for the traveler. We pulled in for lunch. It was nice, quiet and shady. Very few cars passed by and so we stayed there.