We left Whitefish on Wednesday, drove over to Choteau, where we were to meet our outfitter to give her our heavy items. She would then pack them in on horseback the next day and we would meet her at Pretty Prairie in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Having met with Maggie, we had time to explore Bynum, where they claim to have the world's largest dinosaur. The museum was very interesting, showing that Montana boasts some of the best dinosaur excavation sites ever. They even offer outings to go on "digs", half day and full day. No time for that, had to get to Augusta, where we would spend the night.
The view down main street from the deck of our hotel.
Our 3-person tent right next the South Fork of the Sun River. (well, 2 persons and a dog).
Back in the truck, Luna is happy to be off her feet. I was pretty happy to find a bag of chips that we had left behind. Yum! Everything tastes so good out here.
Unfortunately, as Darrell recovered on the 4 hour drive home, I came down with what he had. All in all, though, it didn't rain, no bad animal encounters, and we learned tons of stuff about backpacking today that we didn't know 32 years ago.
We are ready to go again, soon as we recover from the demon flu.
We can't thank Amber and Eric enough for this wonderful anniversary gift, and challenge to "go for it" in our retirement years.