Pretty easy day today. We rode 65 miles and climbed 4300 feet. The scenery and views continue to be amazing. The people of Montana have also been incredibly nice and helpful. Deer and antelope are everywhere. I talked with a man at the grocery store who was wearing a holstered gun on his hip. He told me he was wearing it because a black bear kept getting into his storage shed. Not exactly the kind of problem we have in Missouri or San Francisco.
This ride is more difficult because the path primarily is on rocky gravel and dirt roads. The weather has been perfect so far. Today at the base of Huckleberry Pass it was 89 degrees and 70 at the top.
We ate lunch in Ovando at The Stray Bullet. It is a really nice town with a population of 81. We took the opportunity to get rid of some stuff by mailing it back home so you will not see us with backpacks anymore. We have been working to reduce our load.