A ‘cut bank’ is an erosional feature of streams, or where the swift flowing water has cut away the land into steep banks.  The town of Cut Bank, MT is aptly named.IMG_6659b

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We spent a few nights on the cliff above the Cut Bank river at Riverside Campground.  We found the owners, who live on site, to be very welcoming.  They own over 40 acres of ground, most of it river front, so we had lots of room to explore the many unusual rock formations on the river bank and cliff.

One walk took us down what remains of an old gravel road to the riverbank.IMG_6600

IMG_6626On another walk, we decided to climb among the rock formations on the top of the cliff.IMG_6641 IMG_6643 IMG_6647  IMG_6679 IMG_6678

If you look close at the stone banks, pieces of bone and petrified wood can be found.  Ron searched until he had found a few pieces of each.

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We also enjoyed watching the wild horse that came to graze each morning and evening on the opposite bank.IMG_6574

An interesting metal sculpture sits atop the cliff near the campground.  We never got the opportunity to question the owners.  As it is next to a cross bearing a Bible verse, we assumed it to be a statue of Christ.  With outstretched arms, it resembles many other images of Christ across the country.  If any of our readers has any background information on this particular sculpture, would you leave a comment on this posting, please?IMG_6587  IMG_6608

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The last night of our stay we were treated to a wonderful sunset.IMG_6714

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