We traveled up to Scenic State Park, in Bigfork for a tremendously relaxing weekend. It was cool and breezy, with the sky only opening up occasionally. In my opinion, we ate well: barbecue chicken, potato salad, brats, con on the cob (hot curry or garlic/rosemary), various salads and smores. I didn't end up taking any food pictures at all, I guess the scenery was just too distracting.
I did really enjoy the BBQ sauce, so here is the recipe
3/4 c balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 huge garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce-gluten free
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard-mine is very spicy
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Heat till reduced by about half. Baste the chicken while grilling with a small amount of BBQ sauce. My improv camping basting technique ended up being a ziploc used like a pastry bag. I think it worked quite well. Use the rest of the BBQ sauce to dip. It was delicious.
This trip was exactly what I needed before I start Neurosurgery AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
I was able to swim, hike, take the esker trail and most importantly sit on the dock and read my book. This State park is too wonderful for words. Pictures will have to do!
The Campsite. Chase Point Campground, site #7. It was towards the end of the lake loop, and had a very long driveway. A bit farther from the steps down to the lake, but a very nice site.
The view from the dock. I sat here to read my book, ahhhh.
The lookout right across the road from our campsite. We ate our lunches at the picnic table here.
The first night was not rainy. You know what that means! Smore time! Or, at least marshmallows and chocolate. Who needs that stupid graham cracker anyway? I think the smore queen would approve.
Beginning the Esker Hike
The first lookout. Not quite to the red-piney glory yet.
Still unidentified, but very abundant plant fungus.
Nearing the end
Finally my favorite part! I hike so fast just to get here. Oh how I love this campground.
At the point!