Abandoned on the Lewis and Clark Trail in Montana is an 1947 International KB 6 truck. Depending upon how it was loaded, road conditions and gearing, it was rated at 14,500 to 18,400 pounds GVW with a 100 horsepower motor.
If you don’t mind heading off across the desert on unmarked dirt trails, miles from civilization, you’re bound to find a quiet spot.
I wanted a quiet place to spend the night. I was in the Utah desert and when I checked the maps, I wasn’t near any campgrounds or for that matter, any civilization. The land around me appeared to be BLM (Bureau of Land Management land) and I saw a dusty set of tracks heading off toward the horizon. Hey, it didn’t look like it had rained for days so I wasn’t worried about sinking in mud. I figured that as long as I was careful and watched for rocks or holes I would be OK.
This is what I found.
It took a bit of exploring but I even found some color.
The closest civilization was Green River, a long forgotten town about 40 miles away. The next day I cruised through the heart of town and checked it out. Even with the abandoned buildings on Main Street (and there were quite a few), it was clean. The community even had flower boxes on the corners of the intersections. It was a bit like stepping a few decades back in time.
I enjoyed seeing the quiet little town and even took a detour on my way back north to visit it again.