When Jeff and I started out on the Great Divide, Montana seemed so far away, an almost impossible distance to ride. But after about a month of pedaling there we were, roiling through Big Sky Country. Montana has a true western feel with huge vistas, lots of cowboy boots, small country stores (I recommend the one just off route in Ferndale), and big pickups with Montana mudflaps. Jeff needed to get back to Vermont by end of August for work and time was quickly winding down.
As I have more time and fast internet, there are a few posts I want to write on our travels through Canada and Alaska this past spring, summer and fall. This video I shot and Claudia put together is just a snippet. We saw this bear while driving through British Columbia this past fall and fortunately, neither of us needed to use the outhouse at the moment.