Foto Story Friday # 170 Calypso Trail

Last Saturday the whole family joined a big group of people from Troy work and went on a trail ride with the 4-wheelers and a couple of dirt bikes.  There were 18 of us: 10 4-wheelers, 2 dirt bikes and a side-by-side.

We had not been on this trail before, but a few of the others had been.  We met up at a cafe’ and followed them out of Terry, MT about 2 miles, turned down a dirt road and saw…


This cool bridge!  I was so excited when I realized that we were going to soon be crossing over it.  Shantel was less than thrilled with that plan as she was driving!

skinny bridge

The trailer barely fits!

the trail head

ohh exciting!  There was a lot of nasty sticky slimy mud, so we switched drivers and I navigated the tricky area.  We off loaded the machines, outfitted the little kids with helmets, strapped on the coolers and headed out.

first stop

We stopped to gather all the stragglers up and give the boys on the bikes a little rest.  There were some big mud holes and places to go around that caused some slipping and sliding and a few falls.

Mushroom Garden

The next place we stopped was called the mushroom garden…. cause of the funny shapes of these rock formations… they do look like mushrooms.

that's a group!

It was hard to get everyone and everything in the photo!

a happy rock!

Is this rock not cool?

beauty of the badlands of Montana

The sights along the trail.  Just a little past this was the end of the trail.  It was about a 12-13 mile ride in.  Then we took to a foot path.

natural bridges

Where we found these cool natural bridges.

the Fam

Then we hiked back to the machines and had lunch.

sea of cattails

There was a huge field of cattails the boys picked some.

tally ho

We packed it all up and headed back to the trucks.


There were some poor prairie dogs that met their end that day….. boys will be boys! 🙂

rugged beauty

We made it back to the trucks got them loaded and headed for home!

homeward bound

At the end of of good day on the trail.

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11 Responses to Foto Story Friday # 170 Calypso Trail

  1. ok… the happy rock? straight out of Return to Oz… Love the collection of photos. It looks like an awesome day of off roading.

  2. auntclaudia says:

    Love all the beautiful sights, and looks like it was fun for everyone! (Except the little prairie dogs – lol) Thanks for letting us share the family adventure!

  3. The scenery looks superb – what a great day out for everyone.

  4. Katie Lloyd says:

    I bet that was a blast!! And I think it’s so cool you do it as a family!!

  5. Nancy says:

    That’s a great part of the country to go exploring. The rock formations are amazing. Thanks for taking us along!

    Oh, and the boots in the photos are my husband’s. When they wear out, they go on the fence posts. 🙂

  6. Buckeroomama says:

    Wow, that sounds quite the adventure and such great fun!

    I love bridges like that one in your photo! I first saw them during our drive down to the Oregon coast and I asked my husband to slow down so I could take some shots.

  7. Honey Mommy says:

    Looks like fun, not to mention beautiful!

    Love the picture of the cattails.

  8. Amazing scenery, very different to where live.

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