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From Lolo Pass we headed to Philipsburg, MT. It lies in Southwestern Montana gold country. You take the Pintler Scenic Loop which is a 63 mile drive that takes you from Anaconda to Drummond. This is an alternate route to I-90. The road follows Flint Creek as it takes you by snow capped mountains, sage covered hills, pristine lakes, and open meadows.

Unknow at the time, but we arrived just hours from Montana receiving a Presidential Disaster Declaration due to all the fires. The road in to Philipsburg, voted one of the “Prettiest Painted Places” in America may be Montana’s best kept secret, but we had to deal with smoke.

We stayed at the Broadway Hotel. Terrific place with theme rooms.

That day we had a bike go on the trailer due to a rear tire flat. Gave us a chance to try out all those expensive tools we’d purchased. Got it fixed and George was happy! We celebrated with drinks, pool and some local news with regulars at the White Front Bar.

The next morning we grabbed some caffeine and grub from the Daily Grind Coffee House and headed out.

Unfortunately smoke from wildfire activity and the unhealthy air quality across much of western Montana was something we had to deal with.

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