The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

Downtown courthouse in Adaconda, MT

Old Hotel they are bringing back to life

Old smoke stack from the Anaconda mines.

Big Sky Country

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Gophie posed. His wife had altitude sickness.

Story of how Lewis and Clark split up and what is believed...

Map at the vistors center at Lost Pass.


Another driving adventure to find the pass that Lewis and Clark used through the Bitterroot/Rocky Mountains on the border of Idaho and Montana. Lost Trail Pass is at an elevation of 7400 feet and just west of the continental divide.

We left and headed to the town of Acaconda and did a drive through to check out the downtown area. Downtown is not very active...the court house and a big historical hotel they were bringing back to life. We left Anaconda heading for Wisdom, Montana. It was a two lane country road with very little traffic. Wisdom is an old stagecoach town. Some of the original buildings still stand. We had lunch and headed to the pass that Lewis and Clark took through the Bitterroots. It's referred to as 'Lost Trail Pass' because it is not known for sure exactly the route they used. It's as exact as they can figure it from their notes. After staying here for a few days here they headed to Lolo Pass which is on one of our earlier Idaho adventure.



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