Welcome Sight For Weary Travelers
Karon Melillo DeVega
Photograph - Photograph
this old log cabin is actually property of the United States
Bureau of Land Management, and this log cabin is unlocked and available for people to lodge in overnight in the case they need shelter.
A Welcome Sight for Weary Travelers
a quote from the sign nearby says:
"The 1940s fire warden's cabin ahead of you and the 1890s stage stop cabin set back in the trees pay tribute to a Montana tradition of offering shelter in an unpredictable climate.
A group called the Blackfoot Forest Protective Association employed a fire warden who lived in the newer cabin to keep a sharp lookout for wildfire outbreaks.
Today, snowmobilers and cross country skiers can find emergency shelter by following the Winter Recreation Trail to Garnet."
"STAGE STOP ON A RUGGED ROAD"
"When you walk up to the weathered, old cabin that served as a stage rest stop, consider that the 15-mile trip between Coloma and Bearmouth took the better part of a day. The Silver State Newspaper (Deer Lodge) hailed its completion in February 1896 , as the "cannon ball road from
Coloma to Bearmouth."
"The road proved both a requirement for hauling out ore and a constant adventure for travelers."
Original Photo Date: 7/22/2010
Canon EOS 50D
© Karon Melillo DeVega
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July 28th, 2012
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