Summer in Montana means fire season and this year could be a bad one. Temps are too hot, no rain and a dry wind makes for big forest fires. Our plan was to leave Idaho Monday morning arriving in Darby, Montana on Tuesday afternoon to ride the Montana side of the Magruder Corridor on Wednesday. This fire in Hamilton, Montana changed those plans!
So, this morning we headed up crooked Highway 12 out of Idaho, over Lolo Pass and into Montana. We are camped for the night in a commercial park near Missoula, hopefully quieter than that park in Grangeville, Idaho located right on busy, busy Highway 95!
We experienced culture shock today after being in the boonies for so long—the traffic in Missoula was atrocious as usual and the morons at the gas pumps in Bonner, Montana about sent me over the edge! Half the pumps were out of service for repairs and the other half were occupied by people who weren’t concerned with the number of people waiting in line behind them! GRRRRR
A couple more days of riding then home where I hope this truck camper and I part company! We are the second owners of this 1999 Lance camper—the first owners FULL TIMED in this box—?????