Tuesday 29 May 2018

Mission Road Travelogue

Last fall I went to Montana to celebrate American Thanksgiving and ended up spending the better part of a week just enjoying good food, staying in historic hotels and drinking craft beer.  A nice little holiday after a busy gardening season. The following photos are from a short side trip along Mission Road just north of Cascade.

Fishback Butte.

Bales and Square Butte.  There are eleven buttes in Montana with the same name. The elevation of his one is over 4,700 feet.

Look at that sky!

Of course there is an old mission along Mission Road.

Saint Peter's Catholic Church with Telegraph Mountain in the distance.

The log church of Saint Peter's was built in 1878.

The remains of the stone mission.

The stone mission was built in 1887 and burned down in 1918.

The view from Saint Peter's Cemetery looking southeast towards the church.

The view from the cemetery looking to the northwest.

Ghost cloud!

One last look at the church.

The road west of the mission.

A closer look at Square Butte and the bale stacks.

- Michael Truman


  1. Another fantastic set of photos Michael! Love that church and mission.

    1. Thanks, Jenn. This one is a "must see" in my opinion. It's less than a half-hour drive from the Interstate with lots of captivating scenery along the way.

  2. Good thing I am renewing my passport. I have an urge to travel.

    1. Gotta have a passport! I got the one that's valid for 10 years...well worth it. The Mission would most likely be surrounded by greenery right now. Safe journey.