In week three we traveled southwest from Great Falls to Confederate Campground (public land) on Canyon Ferry Lake, Montana. We camped right on the banks of the lake for three nights and it was completely free.
While we were there we unpacked our kayaks for the first time on this trip and floated around the bay of this beautiful and quite large lake.
The lake was created by damming up the Missouri River. This also meant there is a strong under current and made it a little intimidating for us beginner kayakers.
There were many encounters with wildlife as well. Deer, eagle, Canadian Geese, pheasant, skunk, prong horn, and many other bird species.
The weather was perfect the first day, the second day a very powerful wind storm blew up and quickly became a dust storm. The third day started out calm, but later in the day another wind storm roared through our campsite kicking up more dust and sand.
From Canyon Ferry Lake we traveled west to Deer Lodge, Montana and a very powerful winter storm in the middle of June, complete with thunder and lightning and wind so strong it was difficult to stand up.
(The picture above is of the Pecos River in southwest Texas.) My name is Terry C Barber, I am a disabled veteran, retired military and retired pastor. MaryAnn’s a retired special education teacher. Our Next Chapter, the open road – we call it “the Barber Road.” You're invited to join us as we explore North America in our Leisure Travel Van with two Shitzu pups.