Missoula Val-U Inn
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... of a large granite memorial on the ridge. The hill where the memorial stands is known as Last Stand Hill.
The word Montana comes from the Spanish word Montana which means mountain or mountainous country. The closer we get to Western Montana you can easily see why.
We crossed the Continental Divide, and before us in the distance snow- capped mountains draw your eyes to the horizon. At some stage we will have to cross ...
... turkey and deer. All dirt roads and into the wilderness. Doesn't take long to be in wilderness here.
We were hopeful of spotting some elk, but only saw a lot of deer. Montana is having unseasonably warm weather right now and we summized that most wildlife was staying in the thick forest.
Dinner tonite was leftover soup.
... Missoula. Mind, it was in the opposite direction and also almost two months later. Both these facts can make it seem like a new road and this is really the pretty section of I-90. We crossed a couple mountains and saw mountain ranges in the distance still adorned with snow. The one pass which is also a Continental Divide was 6393 feet in elevation. The hill seemed much longer and/or higher coming from the east -- Denis ...
... br> I arrived in Missoula early in the afternoon. I looked forward to watching a little college football, but immediately broke the TV in my room (which a youngster on the staff fixed after I had pushed every button, plugged and unplugged, and did everything else I could think of. He just hit a button and poof! It was fixed! Ah, humility.). It was a relaxing night: took a hot shower, did some laundry, got some dinner. Nice to be in a bed ...
... again. Heaps of waterfalls, many to the road edge, sheer drops off the side of the roadway, staggeringly high mountains, snow and hot sunshine. Without doubt, this would be the most beautiful place we have been to in the US. Not the best ride, far from it, but we would recommend this before Yellowstone any time. Talked to some bikers about the road and where we had been, and were going. They live in Kalispell ...