Tuesday August 23rd. Every day we make sure we have weighmetry….think symmetry with weight evenly distributed on each side. We left the Baynes Lake RV Park early, before 8:30 AM. Coyotes yipping and yapping through the night we’re pretty excited. We crossed the border into Montana at Roseville. The border guard said “where are you going” and Tara said Eureka which is about 14 miles away while I simultaneously Said Mexico, which is about 2500 miles away. He said “welcome home” and we rode through. Just before the border we met John and Louis who are riding the same route at a similar pace. It has been great to share trail information with each other. Todays ride was a lot of roads with prairie views. We stopped for Subway lunch, A resupply at the grocery store and at the forest service building to find out about trail conditions. Another major section of the trail is closed and we have to do a reroute. We missed some Beautiful areas but this puts us ahead of schedule. We took tobacco Road and Ant Flats Road to get off the highway to a forest service campground on Dickey lake. About 54 miles today. It rained 10 drops, so we got out our rain jackets and then put them away 15 minutes later. Met up with Louis and John and an “older” woman from New Zealand who was headed north. We all shared a campsite - $3 each, easy on the budget. We swam in The lake with a dual purpose of bathing and Washinh our clothes. As we ride along we have a lot of time to think of crazy words. The day after Fernie we saw lots and lots of bear poo……tall piles, flat piles, running bear piles…. All full of berries. We scatdaddled (skedaddle?) all day and took no photos but I finally took the time to get a photo yesterday.
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