August 1 – 6, 2020.
Often times after big events like visiting major National Parks we need to do something a bit more relaxing like kayaking and looking for birds. Actually, we are always looking for birds and other wildlife but it is nice to take time out to dedicate to just doing that. So after 9 days in and around Yellowstone National Park, we left our friends from Scamper Squad and headed to Canyon Ferry Lake.
Canyon Ferry is a reservoir created by the Canyon Ferry Dam on the Missouri River near Helena, Montana. It is a popular recreation area with camping opportunities, many with picturesque views, circling the water. We found a nice little campground with no other campers and no view. But it was free and right next to a boat ramp with access to what we thought would be a great part of the lake to explore.
We kayaked for three days. And then when we were rested up, we started making our way to our next big event, Glacier National Park. But first, we found a campground in the Lolo National Forest where we could spend a couple of nights and do some hiking to see a couple of waterfalls (and hopefully spy more wildlife). We didn’t find much wildlife as we trod through the woods but we did get some good exercise and found the cascading water of Morrell Falls and Holland Falls.
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