Updated with Dunedin post
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
Located just southeast of Whitehall, MT lies Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. Discovered by two area hunters, and not Lewis and Clark, the caverns were named after the two explorers so as not to forget their contribution to the area. With the land originally owned by the railroad, several years went by with a private company illegally providing tours of the caverns. Eventually the land was given to the federal government and then to the State of Montana. The Civilian Conservation Corp. mapped the caverns and eventually blasted new openings for cavern visitors to enter into and exit from.
From exit 256 on Interstate 90, head south on Highway 2 for approximately 7 miles to park entrance on left.
For more information on our visit to the Lewis & Clark Caverns, visit our blog www.LivingOverland.com, or click here.
I've always wanted to check out those caverns. Very cool, Beau!
Thanks Jason! It was a really neat place to visit. They offer a candle-light tour in December that Krista and I are thinking about driving up for.
Wyoming's Wild Horses
We had just fled the stress of previous employment, constant budget cuts and layoffs, to arrive in, what we hoped to be, a slower pace that would allow us to spend more time together in the outdoors. For the months prior to the move I had been commuting 3 hours per day in an effort to remain employed, but at what cost. We loved Eastern Idaho, our family and closest friends were there, why would we want to leave? Finally we made the decision to go out on a limb and venture out of our comfort zone. We were leaving for Wyoming.
Exploring the Great Divide Basin
The move had been stressful on both of us, it was a new place and we didn't know anybody. In times like these, one second guesses their decision. 'Should we have stayed and tried to find work back in Idaho?' 'Should we have held out hope for that elusive job in a warmer climate?' It was time to get away for a day; we both needed it. We needed to take our mind off of the move, work, and focus on spending quality time with each other doing what we love. A coworker mentioned a large number of wild horses could be found in Wyoming's Great Divide Basin, so we left early and headed for the basin to explore and see if we could find the wild horses.
We entered the Great Divide Basin, by following the road south from Jeffery City, and quickly spotted a group of wild horses feeding in the distance. We surveyed the landscape for an acceptable route and made our way toward the group. While we had traveled through areas of Idaho that were home to wild horses, we had never seen them, so it was a treat to be able to observe them on our first outing in Wyoming.
For more information on our trip to photograph wild horses in the Great Divide Basin, visit our blog www.LivingOverland.com, or click here.
Last edited by FLYFISHEXPERT; 01-10-2013 at 03:45 PM.
Very Cool Beau, Looks like you guys are settling in nice. I know what you mean about the travel to work everyday and the constant worry of employment. If your ever back in town let me know and we could have lunch and a beer again. Keep me posted of any trips you guys have planned too and maybe I'll get to tag along on one. Best Wishes,
If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
aut viam inveniam aut faciam
Thanks! We miss all of our friends back in Idaho. Our trip 'home' was cut short over Christmas due to the Christmas Day snow storm. We ended up leaving Pocatello at 7pm on the 26th and drove through the night to arrive in Casper around 3am on the 27th.
We hope to head back there for a weekend trip and do another cooking class in Pocatello this summer.