Free camping with Montana plates.
If Google maps can be trusted, Lost Creek State Park, nestled in lodgepole pine and quaking aspen between 2,000 foot canyon walls, is 12.4 miles from our house (6.01 miles as the crow flies).
This has been sitting in our fridge for some time, held hostage by the promise I made to myself, that I wouldn't drink it until I could do so while camping in Ludwig.
We won't mention the across-the-way campers idiots who blared their radio into the small hours ("We'll turn it down" being their response when I trudged over at a little past 4am and asked them to turn it off), or Esmé's troubles sleeping downstairs by herself. Because the important part is, this was the first time we'd camped in Ludwig in 769 days, since July of 2009.