We left our little spot this morning and headed east on US-2. This route is called the Hi-Line Route because it is the most northern US east to west route. We have traveled sections of this road and loved it. It is two lanes through farms, ranches, small towns; it follows the railroad and there is usually a river nearby. In this stretch it is the Missouri and the Milk Rivers.
But in 1919, motorists called US-2 the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway. It was promoted as “the most wonderful Highway in all America”. However the road in Montana was a series of interconnected rutted country roads that became gumbo mud when wet. Despite the hazards, the route was a popular one with motorists in the early days of the automobile travel.
Some sites along the way:
As we got close to Glasgow, we saw these wonderful creatures along the hills - I have to find out that story :
Wonder how this happened:
We arrived at the Downstream Campground by the Fort Peck Dam. Once we set up, we checked out the rest of the campground and decided to take a little ride around the area.
Many farms and pastures:
Fort Peck Dam:
What a treat to see this gal:
We purchased some firewood and tried to enjoy a nice campfire. However, this area is loaded with gnats and mosquitos - Yikees. So once we cooked supper, we stayed in the rest of the evening .
Tomorrow we are headed to the Interpretive Center so stay tuned and enjoy today.
Miles Traveled: 181 Miles
Montana: US-2; SR-24; SR-117; Yellowstone Road