After leaving the Big Hole Battlefield on Wednesday we traveled MT 43 back over the Chief Joseph Pass until we reached US 93. We made a left into Idaho as we weren't sure which route we would take when leaving Darby & wanted to see what we were going to miss if we didn't travel US 93 south, lol! Good choice, as we headed out this morning & decided to take US 12 west.
We only traveled about 40 miles before turning back but enjoyed stopping to check out the roadside informational signs pertaining to the Lewis & Clark Corp of Discovery route in this area. Of course the scenery was lovely as well, although very rugged & densely forested.
We are enjoying our time here in the Bitterroot Valley & it's nice seeing our friends Mitch & Deb McClain too. Mitch is here for one week helping Deb in her move from Darby to Hamilton. He won't actually be re-locating until the end of October when his obligation to the city of Custer, SD ends. He will be sorely missed by Custer I'm sure. What a great ambassador he has been for the past several years. He sure makes our time there every summer very special. We wish both Mitch & Deb the best in their new home!