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... which is porridge, bread and jam, and fresh coffee for Matt - using his MSR Mugmate - and tea for Nadine. Unfortunately, the whitener exploded when Matt crashed, forming an immoveable paste - we have just replaced this. The meantime, we have been drinking mochas - it's been gritty. As we are on the road for three or four days I between civilization, we tend to eat the same things for breakfast, lunch and tea in each block. Breakfast as above, lunch ...
... and it was hard to leave. It was made harder by the fact that we were both dreading the day - a 42 mile day (plus 2 miles off route to get to the campsite at the end of the day) through mostly flat land. Flat is not as appealing as it sounds. It is hard work, particularly if there is a wind (which of course there was!) and unlike the days you climb, there is no nice descent to reward your efforts. So, we delayed the enviable by procrastinating. It was ...
... that loop on that far end when folks "visit and drive too fast." The wind where I am is fine with me and a probable irritation to the flies.
We had a windier spell just after sunset, but it didn't lead to anything. It was breezy when I got here, which is good. There are numerous non-biting "PIA" flies around, if you get my meaning. The Deep Woods OFF! spray doesn't seem to faze them, so I guess they must be on vacation from ...
the third largest state that really something to have two nights of
default camping in a row. There some twenty-six thousand people in
Helena and a good many of them make their living by panhandling at
the entrances to the parking lot at Wal-Mart and every other
intersection in town! Again the parking lot looked a lot like a
carnival lot with all the campers parked there at night. In my
opinion there are more overnighters here in Helena ...
On the way back on I-15 we decided to check out Gates of the Mountains, and later the Holter Dam. This put us on Frontage Road rather than the highway and we decided to travel this route to Cascade before going back on the hwy. This road follows the Missouri River, mostly at river level and is a wonderful drive. I think it must be the original highway route and reinforced how much you miss by travelling only on the Interstates.