Sunday, December 30, 2018

Lighting up the night - Another Coleman post

Well today it was in the low 30's and I was outside trying to bring back to life one
of my Coleman 243A lanterns these are a older lantern and smaller than normal
and blue or blue and black.This one was from june of 1937. Here it is working
but the mantle blew a hole so it will have to be replaced, but it is a working 81
year old lantern try that with a battery or propane powered lantern.


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Places to see while camping in or near the Pryor Mountains in Montana post #3

This is the last post and will cover East Pryor Mtn, the wild horse range, Burnt Timber Ridge and Sykes Ridge.

Big Ice Cave
The ice in this cave is different from year to year and season to season.


Shield Trap Cave

Penn's Cabin- You can stay in it.

These cabins are near Penn's Cabin, in the valley east of it and are owned by a ranch in the Sunlight basin in WY and they used to let people stay in the one on the left.
And of course wild horses




Salt Lick Cave

Little Ice Cave


Odd things you find while walking through the woods

Mystery Cave - this is a old photo and not very good
Arches and caves on Sykes Ridge and even Bighorn Sheep










Thursday, December 27, 2018

Places to see while camping in or near the Pryor Mountains in Montana #2

Now we will look at the north side of the Pryor's consisting of the town of Bowler, Sage Creek and the center section of the mountains Crooked Creek.

Bowler MT

The lime kiln in Bowler Flat
Sage Creek
Lufkin's Cave
Teton-Jackson Cave
Sage Creek Campground
Old buildings in Sage Creek
Crooked Creek starting at the top
Old USFS cabin, I have seen this on older USFS maps as a Ranger Station.
A cool campsite in Crooked Creek Canyon and I am not saying where it is.
 Crooked Creek Canyon in the spring
Mill Hollow Cabin
Vermillion Valley
Red Beds of the chugwater










Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Places to see while camping in or near the Pryor Mountains of Montana post #1

We will start with Big Pryor Mtn
Crater Ice Cave from the top.
And from the front.
Bainbridge Cabin- yes you can stay in it but it isn't much.
Mine site off the Miller Trail
Old Glory Mine site
They mined Uranium here.
This picture is about 15 years old of one of the mine openings, good luck finding it now.
This cabin sits close to the old Sandra Mine site and you can stay in it, despite the color it is not a old USFS cabin

The Sandra Mine site, this picture is about 15 yrs old and this stuff is long gone.
Red Pryor Mountain
Red Pryor Ice Caves

Bighorn Sheep
The Marie Mine- this one is long gone the BLM covered it up.
The Dandy Mines/Pryor Mountain Mine



The Pack Rat Mine
The Lisbon Mine