Thursday, July 13
Sloway Campground, between Superior and St. Regis, Montana, is a lovely place to camp next to Clark Fork River. However, it does have one drawback.
Whoever designed the campground did so with the supposition that RV doors are on the same side as the driver’s door. Thus, the campsites are angled the wrong way. What that means is your door faces the campground road and one has to walk around one’s rig to the other side to get to the picnic table and fire ring.
I don’t know about you, . . .
But I don’t like to open my door to the street, and I don’t want to set up a sitting area within full view of any camper walking by.
I back the Best Little Trailer into the shadiest site available. Instead of backing all the way, I leave a space where I can set up an outdoor room at the back end of the BLT. This area has vegetation on three sides and the back of the BLT on the fourth. Tall evergreens provide shade.
And we have our privacy!
When the quilt goes down the crew knows this is home!
Reggie picks apart a pine cone while Roger gnaws on his elk antler.
On the other side of the bushes (photo below) a path leads to a large, open area where one can sit at the picnic table and view the river. It turns out to be a popular play area with the crew and a pleasant place for a cup of coffee in the morning for me (more on that in a future post).
We have access to the river but we only wade once during our stay at Sloway because the river near the bank has a muddy bottom.
The shade makes the heat wave bearable.
This post comes to you from the parking lot of a highway rest area. I’m throwing it together in order to keep my blog “alive” during a time of spotty internet in the northwestern Montana mountains.
The crew and I are having a wonderful time exploring this part of the state with its evergreen forests and many rivers and creeks. Even so, I miss being in touch with blogorinos!
Well, we need to get back on the road and find our way to our camp.
I’ll leave it up to you to think of your own captions to go with these photos!
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