Here we go again – our second year heading south to Arizona for the winter!
We planned to stay as late as possible, even into November if weather permitted. Being Alberta, weather did not permit – snow and cold were in the near forecast, despite having beautifully warm and sunny days.
After a brief struggle finalizing 6 months of medication with the doctor and pharmacy, we were off to Coutts, which is right at the border on the Canadian side, to spend our first night of our trip. We stayed one night, crossing the border just before noon on Saturday, October 21st – this gives us until April 21st to cross back into Canada.
Our first stop after crossing into Montana, USA was a small BLM campground at Clark Canyon Reservoir called Beaverhead Campground. We have been here one night, and are staying tonight as well – this gave all of us, especially Tod, time to rest and recharge.
When we arrived at Beaverhead Campground, we were surprised to run into some friends who we met in Alberta! We turned out to have parked right beside them without realizing it, since it was after dark.
I would definitely come back to this campground, or one of the many others that surround the Clark Canyon Reservoir! We are a bit close to the highway, so we can hear the traffic when sitting outside, though the sound of other generators still overpowers that. The water is beautiful and I saw a few bird species while here, including a cormorant diving for food. The campsites are fairly spaced apart, and include a picnic table, firepit, and some even have a paved gazebo. Most spots we saw had a clear view of the water, which is awesome. There may even be a dumpster around here somewhere…
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