A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, July 30, 2021



Anaconda, Montana

Only a twenty-five mile drive from Butte was the town of Anaconda (pop. 9100 plus) which had a city park that included a section for the traveler to stay at.  There were a few others there already and once again, Beans and I lucked out getting this very nice spot at the end.

Very nice indeed!  I couldn’t believe this.

The park is named Washoe Park and is quite large with a lot of walking and cycling paths weaving about.  The large duckweed covered manmade pond is home for these geese and ducks which this is about as close as I wanted to get to them.

The lovely creek running through the park is Warm Springs Creek.  Warm it is not.  I put my feet in there and that lasted all of five seconds.  Anaconda sets at 5,276 feet (1608 m) and at 83 degrees (28.3c) it was twenty degrees cooler than that which we just left behind in Columbus.  Anaconda also averages 204 days a year when the temperature will drop below freezing during the night.
Not a place I would want to live.

I wanted to show this, our neighbor for the evening back in Butte.  I love seeing old classic trailers on the road still.  I’d guess this one to be in the late 60’s or 70’s in vintage.  The owner was a woman in her 40’s I’d guess, with her little dog.  She has solar panels on top so this always leads me to believe the person may be full time on the road as are we.  I never got the opportunity to visit with her.


Vicki said...

That looks like a perfect spot, right next to a creek, geese & ducks. Growing up my parents had a camper like the one the women has and I loved going camping one the weekends and in the summer.

Barbara Rogers said...

What a lovely spot! And no pavement to add another 10 degrees of heat! I hope you enjoy your stay in Anaconda.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That old "trailer", as you call it in the US, is very similar to one my friend had in the 1970s. We towed it all over the UK from the north of Scotland down to Cornwall, sometimes 4 or 5 of us managed to sleep in it!