Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Travel Blogs from Bigfork
... our rainsuits and gloves on for most of the day.
But then about 50 miles outside of Great Falls, we saw the dreaded sign - "Road Work Ahead - Motorcycles Consider An Alternate Route". Very funny, we're in Montana where ther are no "alternate routes" to go anywhere. After yesterdays experience with the gravel, we were hardened veterans of Montana road work and knew what to expect. Sure enough, about 10 ...
... I'd noticed a "forest access" road a mile before the campground, road 9508, and went back to it, knowing I could probably find a nice parking spot. I drove up this fantastic dirt road 4 miles, found an ideal pullout and then spent a nice evening walking around, cooking and enjoying being out in the woods, far away from everything.
It's now getting pretty late in the day and I'd better be getting back on the road. Today's goal: Gallatin National Forest.
... you when you roll into your garage.
You also spend a lot of time planning the next leg of your trip. Between atlases, road maps, RV campground directories, mileage guides, a computer and an I-Pad and online RV park reviews, you load down your small table with resources as you make your decisions about routes and accommodations. Which route offers the best roads, most accessible diesel fuel stops, and least construction?
... Fabulous sticky buns, huckleberry bear claws, focaccia bread. Then we continued on to Bowman Lake on an even more rutted road. It was the prettiest of the lakes we've seen in the park. Lots of deer around the lake but no bears! It's been a wonderful visit to another of Americas treasures. Tomorrow we depart and cross into Canada. It's will be our longest drive. So we'll get up at 5:30 with Lucy and hit the road ...
... for you.
After that, we headed to the small town of Walton where the historic Izaak Walton Inn is located. We had lunch there and enjoyed this craftsman style Inn from the 1930's. It was originally built to house the railroad workers who were here to help the trains with heavy loads got up these hills. We actually saw one of those trains (over 200 cars) when we were in another area and sure enough ...