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Montana Country

8/21/2006 - 8/25-2006: The terrain of Montana is much more varied and rugged than I had expected. There were sections of hot praries and passages through cool forests. There were lakes and there was wind. I got a good daily share of headwinds, but there was nothing consistent and strong enough to really demoralize me. I continue to make good progress but spiritually I was reaching a bottom. The prospect of arriving in the Yellow Stone area to meet the labor day weekend traffic, and the prospect of biking Wyoming with its hills and winds did not particularly excite me. I feel confident that I can handle the upcoming physical challenges, but I am also beginning to strongly doubt whether this trip is really "what I am looking for." I would soon decide to cut my trip short, stopping in Missoula.

Monta Country right across border
For sis
For sis, #2
Nice cabin
Eureka Riverside (City) Park
Early morning out of Eureka on Old Hwy/Tobacco Rd.
Barnaby Lake
Meadow Creek Rd.
One of many wood processing operations in B.C. and Montana
Dead deer foot at side of road!
A little headwind near Dickey Lake
Dickey Lake
Dickey Lake, half in wind and half in calm
Montana Country
Columbia Falls
Flathead River, heading out of Columbia Falls
Montana Country
The horse on right had been diligently wallowing in the...
The whole herd decided to follow me now that I got their...
Swan River
Swan Lake
Swan Lake
Hwy 83, "one of the most beautiful roads in Montana"...
Cedar Creek Campground - beautiful but a little dark -...
Cedar Creek Campground - there are basically only 2 sites...
Early morning ride into Condon along Hwy 83
One of many mushrooms I saw along the road
Montana Country and cabin
More Montana Country
Montana Country #3
Montana Country #4
Seeley Lake and cabins along shore
Seeley Lake and cabins along shore #2
Lotus alongside road
Salmon Lake State Park
Salmon Lake State Park #2
Salmon Lake State Park #3
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access - my last camp on this...
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access #2
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access #3 - lotus on water
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access #4
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access #5
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access - mesmerized by the...
Another insect
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access #7
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access #8
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access #9
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access - last camp
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access - last camp #2
Rainy road right before I got my flat!
A little break in the rain - it would rain more later
A little break in the rain #2
Blackfoot River, looking back toward Milltown
Video clip - rolling down with the bike!

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