While we were parked in Missoula we took two really good walks along two of the trails in the town's extensive network.
The Bitterroot Trail started in town.
First we passed by a beautiful mural on the side of a building.
This interesting shelter caught our attention. It is a creative way to used unmatched boards.
The trail crossed the river
and followed it
The next day we walked on The Milwaukee Road Path which follows the old bed of the train's route through town. The Milwaukee Road was one part of the Great Northern Railroad which brought rail transportation all across the northern tier of the U.S.
There were old railroad lights along the trail.
It took us along the river and next to the forest and mountains around Missoula.
We saw these beautiful flowers on the side of the trail.
It was very easy to get our daily 10,000 steps in Missoula, not to the mention getting a good view of the area's beauty.