The Chief said “I have never met men without blankets…”
Extremes in altitude and temperature today,  in a 200 mile drive. The highest point for the day was Big Hole Pass at 7,400 feet.  Other significant altitudes were: Badger Pass at 6,694 feet, and Grasshopper Creek at 6,714 feet.
Chief Joseph Pass at 7,265 feet is the one with all the snow, even the path to the outhouse is drifted.
No, that’s not me fishing. I only wish that it was.

Daily data:


  • Beginning odometer at Best Western in Dillon, Montana was 29,586.
  • Ending mileage at Super 8 at Missoula, Montana was 29,789 miles.
  • Meals for the day cost $22.00.
  • Lodging for the night is $60.55.
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