Photographs from the Big Hole National Battlefield

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, we visited the Big Hole National Battlefield, near Wisdom, Montana. It commemorates the massacre of Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) by the US army and volunteers under the command of colonel John Gibbon, on August 9, 1877. I took many photographs, but most of them turned out poorly. This slide show contains heavily edited versions of segments from those that were salvageable.

The visitor center from the entry road.

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Boring details of our RV


We now own a 2017 Coachmen Freelander class C RV that we purchased from Manteca Trailer, in January of 2017. Here are the boring technical details, complete with a handful of mediocre photographs.


2016 Chevrolet Express 4500 cutaway van (Goes to the 2017 model page, but they are similar)
  • Vortec® 6.0L V8 engine with 342 hp, 373 lb.-ft. torque
  • 6-speed automatic, heavy-duty, electronically-controlled transmission with overdrive and tow/haul mode and internal transmission oil cooler
  • High-capacity radiator cooling
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brake system


  • Wheelbase: 158″
  • GVWR: 12500 lbs.  (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
  • GCWR: 18500  (Gross Combined Weight Rating)
  • GAWR Rear: 8500 lbs. (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
  • GAWR Front: 4600 lbs.
  • fuel capacity: 55 gal
  • Exterior Length: 24′ 3″
  • Exterior Height: 10′ 11″
  • Exterior Width: 102″
  • Fresh Water: 50 gal.
  • Gray water: 28 gal.
  • Black Water: 31 gal.
  • Awning size: 5′

Floor Plan

Coachmen Freelander 21RS Floor Plan

Coachmen Freelander 21RS Floor Plan


  • Jensen VX4022 infotainment center
  • interior TV on swing arm
  • dvd/cd player
  • exterior “media center” with TV
  • backup camera