Across the Continental Divide
Trip Start Jan 09, 2009
99Trip End Jun 01, 2009
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The mountains were higher today - but for a good part of the trip we were unable to see far up the slopes! When we do see them, they are starting to look more like the Canadian Rockies and the valley ranches, more like those you would see in Alberta and British Columbia. Through the mountain valleys we were often driving parallel to rail tracks and at one point we passed approximately twenty miles of rail cars stored on the sidings - probably victim to the economic slowdown. Great Falls seems to have a history as a major railway center as there are tracks heading in all directions.
Tonight we are in Great Falls Montana and after dinner we took a drive along the Missouri River to find the falls. There were several, initially noted by the Lewis and Clarke Expedition. Today they are all used to generate hydro-electric power.
Many of the parks in these areas are not open for the season and we are boondocking in a Flying J parking lot tonight. When you are just pausing for the night it works out.