Wanted to say Hello and hope to learn and to share many things. I am not what you would call in a survival mode at present, but with all the craziness happening today, heading back to the mountains is on the table.
I'm not sure why goshen likes Chamberlain but I've always liked it too. It was like a dividing line between east and west when we'd cross the country. Like a milestone and goal. When heading west it as awesome to come over the top of the hilll and see the river spreading like a dividing line.
If you're thinking NW Montana, give us a holler. It's a buyer's market up here.
I love the terrain of the area, and I love (speaking in terms of photography) the way the light plays on the hills - summer evenings there have an awesome light. We've camped on the river a couple times, and have just always enjoyed Chamberlain. Folks are nice, too.
goshengirl, there's a place south of Chamberlain a little ways called "White Swan", it's a free campground on the river, operated by the corps of engineers. If we had time in our travels we'd run down there and camp. It's a beautiful, peaceful place.
I'm not trying to derail this thread from welcoming ryeder to the forum! So I'll say again, a hearty "welcome" to you!