Sounds intersting to me. I missed the Gravelly Range Road last summer on the MT1000 so I am anxious to hit this stretch next summer. I covered the Magruder then the Lolo Motorway solo last September on an extended weekend trip. but even the last half of the Lolo was in "low clouds" and drizzle which really limited the scenic view. I have a couple of dirt back road extensions that could enhance the Lolo portion between the town of Lolo and the entrance to the Motorway near Lochsa Lodge.
Note, there is another ghost town just east of Phillipsburg (Granite) and another option is Elkhorn just east of Boulder. Lots of options. Another ghost town - Coolidge - is located on the scenic byway north of Polaris (Bannack).
Wansfel screwed with this post 12-06-2011 at 08:59 AM
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