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I believe that's what they call big sky country.
How far are you from Yellowstone? I am working up a trip either this or (probably) next summer. I can use some advice.I'm 50 miles from walmart and mcdonald's. That's if you go West. If you go north, south, or east there's not a Walmart within 100 miles. There's 14 total Walmart stores in Montana and only 2 in the eastern half of the state. North Dakota has 13, South Dakota has 20. The northern prairie is still not at all crowded.
I'm 50 miles from walmart and mcdonald's.
sizable school that got 1/2 the county that had to ride in 1/2 an hour away or however long.
How far are you from Yellowstone? I am working up a trip either this or (probably) next summer. I can use some advice.
Was thinking of spending 4-5 days in Cody at a ranch there and doing day trips into the various parts of the park. That is my first idea.Go through the Beartooth pass from Montana into the park. It's spectacular. And if you have time for a small side trip while going over the pass, do the East Rosebud lake trail. It's absolutely stunning.
And if you're camping in Yellowstone, book a long, long time in advance. The back country sites are best, you don't see any other people. You do have to walk in for anywhere from 1 to 10 kilometers.
Was thinking of spending 4-5 days in Cody at a ranch there and doing day trips into the various parts of the park. That is my first idea.
what is it like for small stores/gas stations? one of my aunts lived up in the mountains like 40 mins from the nearest "real" store. there were houses with vending machines on the porch and locked refrigerators with milk and meat. some had gas in cans too.
when i was young, she told us kids to walk down to the soandso's store, it turned out to be a gravel floor stand alone garage/shack.
There's not much of that around here either. When you get into North Dakota it's more farming country and there's more little towns with like a cafe, bar, gas station, church etc. There's nothing between me and the town with the walmart. About 35 miles east there's a small community of about 150 but all that's there is a bar and a couple churches and a school. Kids from my neighborhood tend to go there for school. 12 miles past that there's a town of about 1800 that has all the basic stores but no big retailers or anything. Here's it's all cattle ranches and it's very common to go 80 or 100 miles between gas stations. Ranchers that live near the highway get people who don't expect that coming in and begging for gas pretty commonly.