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Monday, July 11, 2011

Pine Creek Campground

National Forest Service campgrounds are most always a good choice for overnight parking. Usually priced affordably and half price if you've reached that magic number of age 62 and have the Golden Age Passport. Pine Creek Campground is no exception.

It was only about ten miles off our route--if we wouldn't have made a wrong turn and traveled an additional ten miles on gravel. It was a nice backroad trip and we eventually found our way. Driving back into the camp area took us up over and around to catch a scenic view of the Yellowstone River Valley.

The Ivan Doig books Dancing at the Rascal Fair and English Creek,which are set in Montana, came to mind. I could almost see those sheep grazing high up on in the National Forest Service lands.

Pine Creek flowed through the campground at what I would call a dangerous rate. Locals tell us record snows and unusual spring rains are causing record run offs.

This campground may require another visit. According to the camp host, there is a beautiful waterfall only about a mile's hike away from the campground.

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