Today we drove from Missoula to Glendive, all in the state of Montana. It’s a big state, and we got first hand experience as to why it’s called “Big Sky Country.”
- Today – 585 miles
- Trip total – 1,125 miles
- States covered
- Montana (It’s a big state, have I said that already?)
- The sky was still hazy from fires when we left Missoula, but nowhere near as bad as they were on the drive out.
- The cats have started to settle down. They aren’t quite as freaked out as they were yesterday
- As with yesterday, we passed through some outstanding landscape. The rivers are incredible and I wanted to put a boat in. There was the Gallitan, Clarke Fork, and Yellowstone. I could just see my fly-fishing friends out there. I felt like I should be listening to the stories of Ivan Doig or Norman McLean. “I am haunted by waters.”
- There’s a heck of a lot of big empty space in Montana, even if it is beautiful.
I wanted to stop and take photos, but that’s hard to when you’re trying to get to the other side of the state in one day.
- Through most of the state the speed limit is 80 MPH.
- Glendive apparently has a thing for dinosaurs.
I took a few photos when we stopped to stretch our legs.