We are into our third day and so far the road trip from Spokane, Wash., through northern Idaho and western Montana has been blurred with smoke from numerous wildfires burning throughout this region of the country.
Pictured above is the uncontrolled wildfire west of Hamilton, Mont., in the Bitterroot Valley. We stopped by the Bitterroot National Forest Headquarters in Hamilton yesterday and were told that Hwy 93 south was open. We decided to pass up our intended destination of Lake Como and push on to May Creek (a USFS dispersed camping location east on MT 43) because it was recommended by RVers and USFS camp hosts Suzi and Bill Meyer (more about them in another post).
Right now we’re in the Sweetwater Coffee Shop in Dillon, Mont. This has been the first location past Hamilton that we have cell phone and internet access. I’ll write more about each of the places we’ve been the next time we acquire internet.
Photo: South of Hamilton, Mont., on Sept. 12, 2012. (Julianne G Crane)