"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A destination has emerged!


The only thing we saw worthwhile today was a 11,000 acre wild fire between Cheyenne, and Douglas, WY.

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It was mostly burning in sage and scattered small timber.  You could see the smoke plume for over 50 miles.

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It was a pretty boring day of driving from Goodland, KS to Douglas, WY.  We took mostly blue highways and saw lots of empty pastureland and lots of feedlots. 

Arriving in Douglas to near 100 degree temperatures seemed normal.  After spending a while on the computer checking temps along the Front Range of the Rockies and associated ranges, we came up with a plan.

We’re heading for Columbia Falls, MT in the morning.  Haven’t got our stops along the way planned out yet, but figure we can be there by Saturday, or Sunday at the latest.  With lows in the forties, and highs in the seventies or low eighties, it sounds like the place we are looking for.

More as the plan develops…………..jc


  1. Remember we are just off I90 near Big Timber!!! But it is hot here too!

  2. Didn't realize you Guys were off and roaming towards the Pacific NW..I start my adventure next Wednesday ...go north to Badlands, Mt Rushmore, etc and then head to Glacier to get to the East side on 14 August...sure would be nice to have an opportunity to met you and Wanda....Since you're sort of the point person right now any advice on routes things to see or do and places to avoid would be appreciated....As always, I enjoy reading your journeys and seeing the photo's...Happy Trails...Horst


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