My name is Mike and I live and work In Chouteau County, MT. We most certainly have more cows here than humans as far as population goes.
We live in an off grid cabin at the edge of Highwood, a blip on the map with a tavern, two churches, a post office and a gas station with 1970s pumps that is sometimes open.
We have two sons, 10 and 13. They enjoy catching big trout out of the creek, training and riding horses, hunting, trapping, local history, bikes and 4WDs.
Our older son, 13 started randomly passing out about a month ago. After lots of test for all the scary, obvious stuff we have no answers, so local doctors have referred us to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to try and figure it out. We will be traveling there next week and staying a week or so. The most of the trip we will be stuck in town with two restless hillbilly boys.
Oddly, the most dependable rig we have going at this time is my 1989 4runner with solid axle swap, 35" BFGs, marlin 4.7 t-case, lockers, 5.29 gears etc...
We thought we would try to find some wheeling over there to pass the time but Iron Range is too far away to be feasible. Black Hills, however is right on the way home!
I was wondering if any of you fine people would be willing to meet up for a moderate to decent trail ride in your neck of the woods. I have to drive this thing home so I don't want to get to rough, but we would sure like to see some country and find something legal that requires low range.
We will be headed through the Black Hills area on the way home to MT between April 7-10, depending on how it goes in Rochester.
We could trade later on for some Montana exploring, fishing, prairie dog hunting or something like that.
What do you say? Any takers?