A Great Place to Get Away and Camp in Montana
A couple weekends ago, we decided to meet up with my wife’s sister (who lives near Glacier National Park) and meet in the middle for a campout. About halfway is a mountain range called the Crazy Mountains. I guess it’s only about a 25 mile long series of mountains that just jumps out at you. West of Billings about an hour.
Anyway – we head into these mountains and I see the sign 8 miles to the campsite. (not one of those modern sites mind you…no electricity or shower houses) I’m thinking, “no problem – we’ll be there in no time.” But was I ever wrong.
As we got closer, the road got rougher…
Here I am trying to make some decent time (since it’s already 5:00, the sun is quickly going down and we got the pop-up camper to set up, supper to make on the coals, and I’m watching the temp go further and further down…) on a dirt road that has mud wells and potholes and gets skinnier and curvier. Suddenly we see a sign:
Campground: 4 Miles
WHAT?? It felt like we had been driving forever!
Course, now I’m scaring you away…but once we got in and set up, it was a wonderful place to stay. Quiet. Surrounded by mountains on all sides. Just more beautiful, relaxing and grandious than I can really describe. A creek was running below – splashing over rocks and logs. And my kids were not around telling me how bored they were! (thanks, Dad!)
Saturday we took a hike up the canyon. Waterfalls, scenic bridges, rocky slopes, creek views and more on a pretty decent trail.
It was relaxing, exhilarating, and refreshing. I think we are planning on an annual thing…
In our busy lives, we all need a chance to get away, relax and recharge. This is a great spot if you need to really get away.
And that concludes this portion of Tristan’s Vacation Guide…
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