Day 26 & 27
August 1st & 2nd,  2007

From Wisdom to Dillon, Mt.

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Quite a change! We ride through flat plains, heading for the Beaverhead National Forest.


Oh Sh...! We follow ntl forests roads and, for the first time, we are faced with a locked gate. How can someone install a gate on a public road sure beats me...



After hitting another gate, we have to back track almost all the way to Wisdom. An hour after getting started and 35 miles later, we are at exactly 3 miles from Wisdom, on pavement...Just what we tried to avoid...

So, it'll be 15-20 miles on pavement to Jackson.


That's quite a stack!
The Wisdom/Jackson area is known to still stack their hay instead of baling it...


More nests...I wonder if any of those birds get electrocuted sometimes?? For a closer view, click here


Here's Jackson Mt, Pop: 38

Don't blink...

Surprise! They have a Polaris dealer on location! The lady there would'nt believe us, at first, when we told her we were on our way to Mexico...

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From Jackson we'll be following the Nez Perce historic trail. Supposed to be really nice. According to the ranger who suggested that route, we should'nt have any problems to reach Dillon.

No, the picture is'nt blurred...No, it's not humidity in the air...It's still the smoke from the Idaho fires that's covering the horizon,



For sale: Perfect for the handyman in you! Superb view, free A/C, the typical Montana real estate we can afford...

Plenty of those around for us to choose from...



Yeah ! First 1,000 miles !
Yeah ! 1,000 miles ridden without any major mishaps.
Bof... Can we or can't we trust these maps?
Bof... Some of those small forest roads are there all right, only they're closed with locked gates...


What's up with that?? Can't believe this sign right there in the middle of nowhere...Guess the owner is expecting a lot of residential development in the area...Take a look here


Yesss!... Camping near Reservoir Lake! Perfect spot!



August 2nd, 2007


Here's what the road/trail looks like for this portion. Pretty barren.

Again, a change from plains and forests...



WOW! We're really impressed by the care these workers take not to ruin the pavement.

A few old tires thrown under the dozer and it can cross over with no damage to the road.

"Leave no trace"...


We ride on a small portion of the Lewis and Clarke historic trail too.

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These heroes from days gone by had to have loads of courage to explore those rugged regions.


We feel far from our homes when we see these entire prairies covered with nothing but sage brush...


Oh! Here's our first cactus! In Montana! Did'nt expect that!



We spend a couple of hours visiting the old gold mining town of Bannack.

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In the 1900's it was a very properous and highly criminalised town.

There as been 7 people hangned here, including the Sheriff...

Main street Bannack.


A treasure of history lies in these old buildings.



We hit the road again (litterally the main, paved road again...). destination Dillon.
Stop for the night at the KOA campground.

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A   Dillon Mt, le 2 aoùt 2007

Lat    N   45 12 51
Long W 112 38 07

Elevation 5120 ft



Hey some new stuff here! Since the 28th, everyday, in the afternoon, we get a thunderstorm. It'll last about 1/2 hr then, the sun's back. Every day...Usually around dinner time...
50C   122F
  40C   104F
30C   86F
20C   68F
10C   50F
0C   32F
-5C   23F
-10C   14F
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Oh! Oh!
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We use a portion of the Nez Perce historic trail...

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...And a portion of the Lewis and Clarke historic trail.


Les statistiques

Cumulatif pour ces 2 jours/
2 days total

152 Miles:
pour 2 jours / for 2 days
23 m/h moy./average
1121 Miles: à date/to date
$35 Resto
$52 Épicerie/Food
$74 Essence/fuel
$40 Camping
$30 Divers/Misc.
$231 Todays total/du jour




1août: Resto
2 aoùt: Pita bread + eggs

1 août: Still working on that big breakfast...
2 août: Salad: Macaroni, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese.

1 août: Steak + potatoes
2 août: Resto


Les Oscars-The Oscars: le gagnant est... L'ITEM LE PLUS INUSITÉ:



Gotta love that "No Parking" sign!!!




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