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OK, just can't stand it.  Unfortunately wifi and cell is so bad in Dillon, MT that I can't attach a picture but after three weeks south and east of Hamilton, MT in the high country I am presently camped right on the banks of the Beaverhead River.  Tomorrow I will hit it looking for that 20 inch brown trout that (from all reports) lives here.

 

I'm really not all that far from Steve & Tali!

 

Bill


2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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OK, just can’t stand it. Unfortunately wifi and cell is so bad in Dillon, MT that I can’t attach a picture but after three weeks south and east of Hamilton, MT in the high country I am presently camped right on the banks of the Beaverhead  River

Hi Bill, I love that part of the state, be sure to check out Bannock State Park (a stellar ghost town, but no camping) and the Big Sheep  Creek Backcountry Byway. “Passing beneath the high rock cliffs of Big Sheep Canyon, one can look down into clear, deep pools of spring-fed Big Sheep Creek. Perhaps nowhere else in America can one see so many trout without leaving the car.”

 

https://www.visitmt.com/listings/general/scenic-highway/big-sheep-creek-backcountry-byway.html

 

A word of caution to those who have never been in that area, there is zero cell service away from the major highways and the towns and services are VERY far apart. As always, a satellite communicator and emergency gear is advised when traveling the back country, and top up the tank often if you aren’t driving a diesel.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

 

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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Yep, friends simply don't seem to believe me when I tell them how bad the cell service is in this area of the country.

 

Unfortunately there is presently a relatively small forest fire over near Bannack.  Up until the past ten days or so there has been well above average rainbut a lightening strike caused the Bannack fire which is 20% contained but "only" about 160 acres.

 

 


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Taking 95 to 55?  Cascade is a beautiful area....as is McCall.  Last time on that road I was pulling a 30ft ORV....one of these days I'll get use to White Bird Pass :)  Wish we could buzz up there for the weekend but our dog just had surgery for cancer and need to keep a good eye on  her over the weekend.

 

 


Greg


USN Retired


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We did take highway 95 to highway 55. We are now snuggled in at French Creek FS Campground.


Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 


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Looks nice and quiet.  Are you on the area by the lake or up the hill?

 

 


Greg


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Last night we were down by the camp host but since we didn’t have any reservations we had to move this morning to up on the hill.


Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 


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Stopped at rest area along I-10 in FL panhandle, a Casita pulled up beside me and two gentlemen from Arizona asked to check out the Oliver.  They seemed to be quite familiar with the Oliver story, and were quite impressed with the tour.  Oliver sightings are rare, it seems.

 

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KWR


2019 Oliver Legacy Elite II, Hull#444


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You might say... That they are DAMN fine photos's.          Sorry... just could not resist.

 

Scotty

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Gregg & Donna Scott and Piper the Westie  -    The Flying Sea Turtle - Hull # 145     Western NC


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Three Olivers in Bakers Hole National Forest campground the other day, all within sight of each other.  Our neighbor thought we were all traveling together.  It was great sharing a meal, conversation and a hail storm with Theresa and Greg from Wisconsin and Bill (Topgun2).

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Ed and Marsha


Legacy Elite II, Hull #85


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Yep - yours truly was another one of the three with hull # 269 being the third. Certainly a mini-rally it was with a pot luck supper, sharing stories and mod ideas, Ollie tours and attendance prizes (well, maybe no prizes but the view was wonderful until the hail and t-storm hit). Thanks go to ED & Marsha AND Greg & Terresafor making it a good rally. Greg really makes some mean chicken legs!

 

Bill

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How cool is that. Three Ollie's in one campground, without a previous plan.

Love it. Glad everyone had a good time.

Assuming no damage in the hailstorm?

Sherry


2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4


2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12

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Nope, not a problem with the hail.  As we sat the storm out in Greg & Teresa's "Gazelle" (a screen house very similar to the Clam) we joked about going over to an Airstream that was in the same camp and asking them how they were doin'.  But we decided that the "fun" of doing that was not worth getting wet.

 

Bill


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Spent some time at Two Medicine campground at Glacier National Park. Views were breathtaking.

 

 

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Mike and Carol Thompson | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX


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You guys are 2-3 campsites up from where we were back in late May or early June.

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 


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Henry’s Lake State Park, Idaho. Just outside of Yellowstone. 6600’, Lake formed from melted glaciers many thousands of years ago.

 

 

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Mike and Carol Thompson | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX


The Lone Star Oliver #135 | 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 5.7L Hemi


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Nice job on those gutters over the windows!


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Thanks, Bill. Installing in hot Texas weather helped. They’ve held up well on this trip.


Mike and Carol Thompson | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX


The Lone Star Oliver #135 | 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 5.7L Hemi


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