This was on the climb up from Salmon, ID. Though Jerry and Rick did not share my enthusiasm for Salmon, I thought it was the nicest place we had been through on the trip and the only locale I could imagine living.
Crossing into Montana from Idaho after a 25 mile climb we met a couple on a motorcycle heading back to Salt Lake City that had covered almost the same route we are planning to do. They were at the Idaho sign and agreed to motor over to the Montana welcome post.
http://www.rayjardine.com/ tarp and net tent up getting ready for mosquitos and dew. Missoula. MT tomorrow and Sat - 1st layover!
The roads in Montana are very different from Idaho and Utah. The shoulders are covered with gravel, pieces of tires, and glass - very crappy so far.