Spent a weekend down in the Gravelly range of mountains in south western Montana. There was no real plan, but after checking a map we found a remote lake with some dubious trail marked in about half way. After getting lost in the woods on friday night in the trusty Tundra, we ventured south and eventually found our trail head. Pretty rad mix of trail and bush whacking. All in all a pretty fun little mission!
Took in a wee 7 mile dirt road side trip to check out Castle Town, an old lead and silver mining town that finally fell apart after the market bottomed out on those commodities. The town or whats left of it is actually in pretty good shape. The houses that stand are relatively well preserved and show great construction details, definite home ownership pride. Great to look around, well worth checking out if your in the area.
Random weekend ride on a sunday to see how far down a dirt road I could get, and if I could manage to get up into the mountains yet to explore a ghost town and old mining site called Independence. Stopped in at Natural Bridge State Park along the way to check out the limestone landscape and tunneling river. Awesome ride, until I hit snow at about 8000 feet. Plenty warm but the snow won out….. Giving it another month or so and ill try back.