First stop was to gander at one of the biggest lumber operations I've seen so far on this trip. Montana seems to be very conscientious about timber management and it looks it while you're traveling through.
|Some of their houses look like they might belong to a Hobbit or two|
While riding along the Blackfoot I spotted a sign directing tourists to the ghost town of Garnet. I was hooked even though it was an eleven-mile drive, the first half paved and the rest gravel. Dusty gravel. Real dusty gravel...cough cough!
Next was a way-point cabin where travelers could find shelter and emergency rations. It's still in use today.
|You might have to share your space with cirtters|
|Today's fare included two cans of fruit cocktail & a filtered smoke|
|Kitchen in the hotel|
|Hotel dining room|
|Ghostly person with big ol' belly looking for food|
|Free rent for newlyweds -wotta deal!|
I probably spent way too much time wandering around Garnet but it was sooo interesting. After getting back on the road and not having any luck scrounging for food in the old hotel dining room I was ready for lunch.
Not too far down the road I came across Trixi's Antler Saloon which from the outside looked like a rough biker bar. Hey, I'm a biker right?
|Trixi's Antlered Saloon, home of the porky sandwich|
|These be antlers. Montanans know what art's all about|
|So you didn't believe me about the Porky sandwich, eh?|