Missoula, Boseman and Big Sky, Montana

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Hanging out at Missoula’s best brewery…Kettle House

We left Columbia Falls RV Park today heading for Yellowstone NP. We stopped in Missoula and Bozeman for a few days and sampled some of the best breweries in the area. We went up to the Lolo Pass, (5,233 ft) in the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains, for a beautiful scenic drive and explored the Lolo Pass Visitor Center at the top. The Lewis and Clark party crossed this Pass, Sept. 13, 1805, westbound for the Pacific after a long detour to the south. We stopped at Big Sky, MT, sitting at the base of 11,188 ft. Lone Mountain, gateway to Yellowstone NP. The Big Sky Resort is both an alpine skiing and golf resort, and is marketed as the “Biggest Skiing in America”, it has over 3500 skiable acres and with 4100 feet of total vertical drop ranks as one of the most in the US. Many notable residents live in Big Sky including Warren Miller during the winter. We also hiked the Ousel Falls Trail, a 1.7 mile beautifully built, out and back trail. We crossed a footbridge at the bottom of the canyon over the South Fork of the West Fork of the Gallatin River on our way up to the falls. Finally, we arrived at the Grizzly Yellowstone RV Park in West Yellowstone, where we are staying for 3 weeks.Click on thumbnail to view images