Featured Image: Mountain bluebird. There were many, many, many bluebirds on this sunny day at the refuge.
Wow what a drive! Grasslands, sagebrush, forest edge, lakes, all the way out in nowhere. This is an ideal stopover for wildlife. This is probably an amazing birding spot during the migration season. And if you’re a hiker this might be a place for you. There aren’t a lot of roads around the refuge. But it’s beautiful and has some of the largest red tailed hawks I’ve ever seen.
Apparently the University of Utah has a study program located near the refuge. The Taft-Nicholson Center http://taft-nicholson.utah.edu/ whose mission is “to bridge the arts and humanities with the sciences.” They offer an artist in residence program for all of my artist friends.
I stopped for lunch in Dell MT at the Calf-A. This diner is located in the old schoolhouse. It was in operation from 1903-1963. Awesome diner with lots of charm. For 8.50 I got a two cheese grilled ham & cheese with homemade fries. The guy next to me got a HUGE stack of roast beef in his sandwich. The homemade donuts tried to stare me down, but I was too full to succumb to their temptation.
Eventually I made it to Missoula.