Extended Stay America - Billings - West End
Travel Blogs from Billings
... the grounds of the fort. Drove 30 miles north on 90 and took state roads NE and north in Montana to Rosebud Battlefield State Park. It is on a private ranch and very primitive. Must look like it did on June 17, 1876 when Crazy Horse attacked Crook's column advancing north. Battle was a draw but huge tactical victory for Cheyenne as Crook withdrew back to Wyoming Territory and was not around 8 days later ...
... repair at the top: cars followed guided truck through complex roadworks.
Got to Yellowstone at 5 PM and they told us at the gate that the first 3 campsites that we would reach were already full! We were hoping everything would be clear now that "Labor Day" had passed, and because we were coming into the park on the least used approach. We drove an hour to 4th campsite (Tower Fall, a small site just above guess what -- ...
... to keep the Indians on the Reservations so they could settle the Black Hills and mine the gold found there. Indians from the Lakota, Cheyenne, Crow, Sioux, Arapaho and many other tribes didn't want to do this since it would end their nomadic way of life. They decided to make a stand and joined forces in a huge encampment at Little Bighorn. There were about 8,000 Indians there and about 1,500 of them were ...
While we were driving we saw horses (own by a farmer). One just happened to stop us in our tracks
literally. It was crossing the road right in front of us
and another one followed. Who ever
stops for a horse crossing? Then we
headed to Billings for the evening.
Staying in a hotel tonight --- looks like storms or rain possible.
... bergy bits," lots of waterfalls coming from the glacier high above the lake.
Our campground for the night is south of Jasper, on the Icefields Parkway, next to the Athabasca River. Very nice - - and very few mosquitoes. Warm and sunny too. Ahhhhhh, we can sit outside.
Next day, we continued south on the Icefields Parkway towards Banff. First stop was Athabasca Falls. Amazing sight. The river is so high due to the ...