Our first extended stop was at the campground at the Sula Country Store in southwest Montana. This used to be a small KOA - and it's got to be one of our most favorite campgrounds. It's right on the East Fork of the Bitterroot River, where Don can step out back and fish for browns, cutthroats, and rainbows. He spent lots of time out on this river, but we also went to several other great fishing spots. One day we drove up Skalkaho Creek to Skalkaho Falls - and the photo at right doesn't really show how high they are.
Lots of Bighorn Sheep live in the area around Sula, and we were pleased to spot a small herd (about 12) grazing on the hill right above the campground.
Another day trip took us to Lake Como, which is about the size of Big Bear, but had a fraction of the people and none of the development. The road doesn't even go around the lake, as it ends right at the campground and picnic area.