Posts Tagged Montana

Beartooth Highway

The Beartooth Highway has been on my travel destination list for many years and we finally made it. The voyage did not disappoint. What marvelous scenery. At almost 11,000 feet the views were spectacular and ever so varied. There were extensive plateaus, snow-covered peaks, glacial lakes, deep valleys….

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Dickinson to Billings

Today was a leisurely 318-mile drive from Dickinson, ND to Billings, MT.  We arrived early enough to stop by Zoo Montana which turned out to be a disappointment. There were few animals although the two bears were entertaining.

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Off to North Dakota

First day of our adventure to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Today’s segment took us 543 miles to Butte, Montana. We had dinner at Casagranda’s Restaurant, the same placeIMG_0654 we ate on our 2013 trip to the South Dakota Badlands. The meal was superb, again.

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Glacier National Park

We finally made it.  After living just eight hours away from Glacier for eighteen years we finally visited this iconic park.  The scenery is fantastic;. even this time of the year when the water flows are at their lowest.  We had a great day.  We spent an hour or so walking the Trail of the Cedars path.  At Logan Pass we had a leisurely lunch seated on a big flat boulder, gazing at majestic Mount Reynolds in the distance.  On the return direction we even spotted a couple of bears cavorting on the cliffs.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

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Butte to Rapid City

Today we did a 543 mile jaunt from Butte to Rapid City, SD.  Again, we had beautiful weather with a lovely sunrise to start the day:

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But most of the day looked a lot like this…

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SD Hwy 212

… lots of rolling prairie, especially the last 250 or so miles between Hardin, MT and Rapid City.

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North Bend to Butte, MT

Today was the longest segment of our trip: 573 miles. But the weather and traffic were easy and some of the scenery along I-90 interesting. We are listening to the latest Louise Penny Inspector Gamache mystery so the hours flew by. We ended the day with a terrific meal at Casagranda’s in Butte.

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