This past weekend I drove to Two Dot, MT for a ranch wedding. What a beautiful drive! On the way there I drove US 89 over Kings Hill Pass through Monarch, Neihart and then a quick jog in to White Sulphur Springs. White Sulphur was hopping with the parade just about to start. Their Labor Day rodeo followed the parade. Lots of out of town folks looking for some small town fun.
As I passed by the turn for Martinsdale I tried to count the number of times I have been to the Bair Museum there…couldn’t get an accurate count but this is one of the first times I have been in the area and haven’t stopped. The next turn was for Two Dot and the only places I have been in this tiny town are the post office and the Two Dot Bar. The wedding reception was about 14 miles south of Two Dot, a road with many, many deer. Does with their fawns seem to line the road! What a neat sight.
On the way back I drove east from Two Dot to Harlowton, then north on US 191 through Judith Gap and on to US 87. A left turn pointed my wheels west and I traveled past Hobson, Windham, Stanford and Geyser. I couldn’t help thinking about Charlie Russell when I saw Square Butte, yes, a big square topped butte! The next town was Raynesford, then past the exit for Belt and on into Great Falls.
A neat loop tour! The only thing better would have been to take forest service roads from Martinsdale north to Utica. Next time.