Fresh Snow On The Missions (#751)

Since my last post I traveled up north thru eastern Oregon, along the Columbia River and into eastern Washington past Spokane and into Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.

Rolling farm land, wind mills, high desert sage and rabbit brush mingling with evergreens, blue swaggering river.  And the tall pines go on forever.  What is not to love!

One night stop-over at Sprague Lake RV then on to Flathead Lake in Montana.

At Flathead River RV, the host was a fellow kayaker.  Peg offered to show me a great place to kayak on the lake at Duchamp. Rainy skies cleared in time for an amazing paddle trip.

Early morning on Flathead Lake looking toward the Missions, a mountain range of the Rockies.

Friends from my Quartzite, Arizona days, Chris and Jim, lifelong residents of Montana, took me to the Bison Preserve where we saw a multitude of elk, pronghorns and, of course, bison.

Enjoyed my time there so much I stayed 3 days.

Coming back from one of our excursions, Jim looked up at the mountains and said, Look, Chris, there’s fresh snow on the Missions.  And there on the highest peak was a glorious coating of snow with a balmy 65 degrees down in our valley.

Next stop a roadside historical rest stop for another 3 days known as Eddie’s Corner. It has a gas station, restaurant and 6 RV sites.  Friendly folks, quiet nights, good food.

A wild storm full of wind and hail gave me a Friday 13th Full Moon send off celebration as I leave the great state of Montana tomorrow.

Oh, but I see many trips here in my future.

Bison on the Road under Big Sky Montana

About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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8 Responses to Fresh Snow On The Missions (#751)

  1. sp1arizona says:

    Where are you headed to after MT?Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

  2. Sherrill Parry says:

    such wonderful adventures you have

  3. Bill says:

    Hey Annie,
    Montana was one of our favorite states, too. We were surprised how beautiful it was, how can they keep something that beautiful a secret! We sat in lawn chairs and watched kayakers come down the Flathead and said we’re coming back here one day for a whole summer. We didn’t, bought a house and sold the RV, but Montana will always be a favorite memory.
    Happy trails, Annie.
    Bill and Carol Rowe

    • Hey Bill ~
      How wonderful to hear from you. I enjoyed my time there. Missed the Flathead Cherry season which ended in August. and they even have Huckleberries there, a favorite of mine from my native Pennsylvania. I too plan on returning to Montana. Thank you so much for writing. I have fond memories of adventures with you and Carol.

  4. Thom Hickey says:

    Such mythic landscapes.

    Regards Thom

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