Lake Upsata Guest Ranch
Travel Blogs from Ovando
... are off to Missoula to deliver carpets and furniture that'll make their way to north western Montana stores. And finally we will get our permanent truck as these have just been ones that Jeff has been shuttling back and forth. It's been pouring rain since we left Helena and cloudy since we were in SLC on Monday. Not sure where we are headed next but I hope is somewhere ...
An amazing thing happened today. Perhaps I should start at the beginning. We had thunderstorms last night until the wee hours of the morning. That meant a late start as everything was damp and we wanted our rain flies and such to dry before packing. So we had the latest start ever, 10:00! The day was cool so it wasn't as serious as it could have been on another day. Near noon Josh and I were talking about eating lunch as we started to enter a very small town named Condon. Ahead ...
... that loop on that far end when folks "visit and drive too fast." The wind where I am is fine with me and a probable irritation to the flies.
We had a windier spell just after sunset, but it didn't lead to anything. It was breezy when I got here, which is good. There are numerous non-biting "PIA" flies around, if you get my meaning. The Deep Woods OFF! spray doesn't seem to faze them, so I guess they must be on vacation from ...
the third largest state that really something to have two nights of
default camping in a row. There some twenty-six thousand people in
Helena and a good many of them make their living by panhandling at
the entrances to the parking lot at Wal-Mart and every other
intersection in town! Again the parking lot looked a lot like a
carnival lot with all the campers parked there at night. In my
opinion there are more overnighters here in Helena ...
On the way back on I-15 we decided to check out Gates of the Mountains, and later the Holter Dam. This put us on Frontage Road rather than the highway and we decided to travel this route to Cascade before going back on the hwy. This road follows the Missouri River, mostly at river level and is a wonderful drive. I think it must be the original highway route and reinforced how much you miss by travelling only on the Interstates.