Tuesday, May 29, 2012

South of Big Timber and the Horse Whisperer filming

Did you know that the film, The Horse Whisperer was filmed around Big Timber, MT? We were told that tidbit by some locals one evening while eating at the Waterhole Saloon. So we put that on our list of things to do while here at Reed Point. Those folks, as well as my friends Diane and Bryon, also told us about the big water fall and the river around the Natural Bridge area. So today, we loaded up in Herbie and took off West for Big Timber and Highway 298 south. Well you won't find Highway 298 south leading off I-90 as you might suspect, if you didn't look at the map - you can go down the road about 5 miles and take an exit and turn around and come back into Big Timber. We did that and stopped at the Visitor Information Center and we got all sorts of great information, a couple of maps and off we went.

Absolutely stunning!

Road leads to the Crazy Mountains.

Reminds me of some of the ski spots in Colorado.

The chevrons are interesting.

The snow was falling farther up in the mountains and more was in the forecast.

Lots of valley, and layers of mountains both bare and snow covered.

A snow covered peak in the Crazy Mountains 

I am facinated by rock formations.

The river flowing nicely. It's got trout in it!

Liz and Mitch taking photos.

Sandhill Crane, just kept on eating. This is an immature bird. It wouldn't stand up for me.

The main house of the Horse Whisperer film.

The Log Cabin.

Here we are! We were seeking - we have found - let's go!

What a crew!!!

The water rushing down the stream bed under the rock and comes out farther down the canyon.

A gnarly conifer tree.

Spring is here though it didn't feel like it. Temps in the upper 40's.

Home is where you make it!

The river rushing down to meet you! Listen you can hear it roaring!

It is really quite swift, so don't fall in looking at it!

If the falls were flowing those people would not be there! Well, yes, some of them probably would go down there with all the signs warning them not. They were slipping and sliding trying to get up the falls to come back around to the parking lot.

The river flows on out down the it's path of hundreds of years.

Ah, Tina, there you are!

After all this sight seeeing a photoing we were hungry! Off to find a place to eat. We had stopped at the Road Kill Restaurant on the way in but they weren't ready to start serving. After we stood outside for a few minutes, we decided they were rude making us stand outside in the cold wind and temps - besides we weren't impressed with their menu either. So we left. Now on the way back we drove right past and kept on toward Big Timber. We found a "Bar and Grill" and stopped there. We were so hungry that we all said the food was good, but.... My deli ham was tasty, the slaw (huh?) that came with it was tired, the brocolli and cheese soup was one cup divided up three ways something added to it and split between Nan, Liz and I. In other words thin and tasteless. But it looks good. Liz had the turkey sandwich and Nan had, what did Nan have? Tina did the BLT. Mitch did the Campfire Burger - made with jalepenos.

So we departed and came home to the puppies. They all were ready to hand out puppy kisses and go pee!

Tomorrow Tina, Nan and I head out for Harlowton while Mitch and Liz go have work done to their rigs in Billings. We wish them well and a speedy journey.

This was such a fun day. I am tired!


  1. You got some great pictures of the mountains and the ones of the rushing river were absolutely fantastic! Nice to see the homestead for the Horse Whisperer too. You have a group of Pink FlaminGoes following you now too!

    1. We looked, and looked, and looked for the house. It was a great setting. I didn't think to do a video with sound of the river like Liz did. I'll have to remember to try that next time. Yeah, love having the Pink FlaminGoes going along with me via the blog. That will be cool.

  2. Oh this was simply great... how much fun can you have in one day! Wow it would not have been nearly as much fun without the sistas! what one can't think of the others can but be careful of one called Mitch! Those peppers had to be HOT!

    1. Kathleen, Mitch and I share the enjoyment of the hot spicy things. So the peppers would have been okay.