My grandson had planned the trip but was unable to come up with reliable transportation so I opted to go along with him. His friend Kris decided she would also like to go. His original plan was to spend three days in a Yurt at the RV park and explore, hike and fish in the park. Upon arrival we found an arrival packet taped to the front door of the office with the key and information about our Yurt. We found our home away from home and unpacked the truck.
Yurts are interesting living quarters. When Zach made the reservation there was only going to be two people so he opted for the smaller twelve foot version. It was tight but doable. There was a table and two chairs, heater, fan and a bunk bed with a twin on the top and a double futon on the bottom.
I had washed my sleeping bag a couple of days before leaving and upon unrolling it discovered that it wasn't exactly dry. The mattresses used by the park were plastic covered to ease clean up. It was cold but I managed to use the unfold the sleeping blanket and tried to get some sleep. It was difficult at best. As the kids slept very well, I was cold. The temperatures dropped to below thirty and the little heater provided just couldn't keep up with the cold. Once the office opened the following morning I upgraded us to a small cabin with three beds. It had a much better heater and while the mattresses were harder than the Yurt, I was much more comfortable. The kids had issues sleeping on the beds but I think they appreciated the upgrade as the temperatures continued to drop for the rest of our stay. When we left on Tuesday the temperature was 28 degrees.
We headed over the Whitefish to the Ski Resort area outside of town. They have a luge track set up and Zach wanted to "throw himself off the mountain".
As we left the resort I came upon a Samba built by Subaru. It is amazing where you find these miniature vehicles.
Sunday morning we woke up to cold temperatures and frost everywhere.
Before we left for their hike, Zach decided to show Kris how to use the Bear Mace they had purchased. He got a little surprise as he showed her how to use it. A slight gust of wind and he suddenly found himself maced by his own hand. It took him a while to recover.
I dropped them off at a trail head and drove back to Whitefish except I never got there. The road to Whitefish was closed due to a fire in a carpet and flooring store.
All in all it was a great time. I really enjoyed my time with the kids and I hope they had a good time as well. Zach really would like to live in Montana and was trying to figure out how he could stay but alas he came home with me. His grandmother would have killed me if I had let him stay.
Hope all is well and thanks for dropping by.