Big Timber, Montana

Boulder River Bear
Today wasn't quite as long a day as yesterday. Elliot awoke in St. Regis and by the middle of the afternoon they had arrived by the Boulder River at Big Timber. This is a familiar place for Edward. He loves the river and the cabins and the people who come to visit in this place. There is a big difference on this visit. The river is higher than has ever been during one of Edward's visits. It has been very warm here and in the high country in the mountains as well and the snow in the mountains is melting very quickly. The river is now officially at flood stage, though there is no flooding at the boulder place because the banks are built up high higher than the river and the river's bend carries most of the water away from this place.

Edward also enjoyed looking at the sheep and seeing how much they have grown since he visited three weeks ago.

This is the last night of the trip. The plan is to be back in Rapid City tomorrow night. That is about 400 miles away, so there will be a bit of a ride, but Edward is used to long days with lots of miles, and 400 miles doesn't seem too far for him.