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MONTANA RETURN

Montana is a ferociously large state. Interesting to travel through but I really wouldn't want to live there. We saw real cowboys herding cattle, lots of big sky, and lots of nothing. IN one segment of the trip we saw a young woman walking along the highway - in the middle of the road - who swerved to be hit by oncoming traffic. I would have obliged but I was afraid I would have broken the whiskey bottle she was carrying.

We debated even going through the National Park in Montana before we headed south. The Park has a roadway called "going to the sun road". We were afraid that it would be much like the glacial roads we had already traveled. On the advice of an experienced twenty-something clerk in an outdoor store we decided to take the trip. Great decision. The beginning of the road is a trail along a very large lake. Pretty but not much different from many other such trails. Then the road slanted up, and up, and up to over a mile high and we drove along a glacial highway. Waterfalls everywhere, views up and down that were terrific. It reminded me of what Route #1along the California coast used to be years ago.

Going out of the Park we found ourselves in Indian land. Acres and acres of acres and acres of rangeland. Home of theBlackfoot Nation. Lunch in this wilderness was picturesque.


We went as far as Helena. A place we have visited together in the past. Being Saturday, downtown is empty.
     



Greenbriar | Nashville | Memphis | St. Louis | Chicago | La Crosse | Badlands | Black Hills
North Dakota | Montana/Canada | Banff National Park | Columbia Icefield | Montana Return
Jackson Hole | Salt Lake City | Zion & Las Vegas | Observations


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