Total so far: 2,319 miles (3,732 km)
Montana has been a State of wind, unfortunately of the head variety. There is, as always a balance to this, and it has been the open beauty of the great plains. Many a small dusty town have I passed through, clinging on to life by their bare finger tips, with the last few inhabitants living out their lives remembering the days of old. The Labor day weekend was spent in contrast, at a "Ranch Rodeo" where animal cruelty wasn't in short supply and the afternoon at a drag race.
Finally, the Rockies have arrived and it's time to go up....