Wednesday July 26, 2017 Continental Divide Trail Montana
Three posts from Butte Montana
Third day traveling the Divide
We left our mountain top camp on the Continental Divide around nine this morning and drove down this road which was mostly on the mountain tops.
Resupply my water supply
I’d asked Marty to look out for springs today as I wanted to top up my water supply. Right away he spotted this cow watering spring so I got my jugs out and filled them up while he waited.
Nice to have all my water topped up with spring water so off we drove.
We are following the bike route sorta
We passed a number of bikers doing the Continental Trail or parts of it.
We crossed the actual trail here so stopped for a bit.
We crossed the trail again here so stopped again.
Traveling this rocky road
We dropped down this road and traveled it for a while.
Out of no where this log truck showed up and we got by ok.
Mountain top travel
We traveled this road going down the divide on the mountain tops.
Lunch at this spot
And stopped here at another Divide trail crossing and had lunch.
We passed by some old ruins along the trail.
We came around a corner and there was this train just setting there.
Change in plans
We wanted to go to this town but when we stopped by the train and talked with the guy there he said the town was a rail town and only accessible by train so that changed that plan.
We continued on down into this valley.
We did have to do some modern road travel in the afternoon.
And there was some road construction too, but not too much on most of the roads we traveled.
Dennis works on a problem
We stopped in this small town for a bit and Dennis found his back bumper and spare tire rack mount was a bit on the loose side so he tightened the whole thing up and will have to keep an eye on it as it seems to bounce around a lot on the back roads.
Dennis led us up to this camp spot for the night then he and his wife went to town to find a motel and will rejoin us tomorrow morning all cleaned up.
Tonight’s camp spot.
We’ve been getting some late afternoon thunder showers lightly since we arrived at this camp spot which is nice.
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