Trucking Down to Lolo Trees

On their day off, facilitators Mitra Bonshahi and Daniel Littlewood took their truck straight to the hills. After a long hot hike up Lake Creek Trail in Lolo National Forest, they stopped for a well-deserved break. A necessary one, too, as the next step was some vigorous bushwhacking back down, through fallen logs, bushes, and slippery gravel. It was, as the kids say, a blast.

Hats off, or on, to Louise Brooks, artist-in-residence in Butte, for taking us out to the countryside.

With raging appetites from the hike, Mitra and Daniel took advantage of the hospitality of Trixi’s Antler Saloon and Family Diner, the best bar/restaurant in Ovando, Montana and pretty much the only one, too.

Stop by when you’re next in the area and check out the pictures of Trixi, the bar’s namesake, in her trick horse-riding prime.


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