We were up bright and early. Kinsey believes a hearty breakfast is the right way to start the day. And they call this camping?
Whilst Kinsey stuffed her face I kept watch.
|Australian Shepherd Guard Dog|
From consulting the map Kinsey's plan had been to drive into the Charles Russell Wildlife refuge. The map indicated dirt roads and we do dirt roads all the time. Well, Shadow ain't doing the dirt roads in this refuge. We quickly found out that the roads are really more suitable for four wheel vehicles and at the very least high centered ones. Shadow would have been high centered in a Minnesota minute.
|Charles Russel Wildlife Refuge|
The views of the lake were beautiful but we were very disappointed. Trying to make lemonade out of this lemon we decided that these primitive roads act as a buffer keeping a lot of tourists out of it and that is surely a good thing. We drove over the damn and down the other side but it was the same thing. If you want to do an in depth exploration of the Charles Russel Wildlife Refuge you'd best bring a four wheel drive vehicle.
|Fort Peck Lake|
On the way back we stopped at the Spillway overlook. The spillway is for overflow when there's flooding. I wonder how often that happens. Right now they are working on expanding it. We ended up having a picnic at the Downstream Campground and walking the nature trail. Sadly, my new BFF Harper, that I met yesterday, wasn't anywhere to be seen.
|Downstream Campground Fort Peck|
If you haven't already, you can read the story of why we ventured to the Black Hills here.
Ciao for now.