Today I'm opening with photos because it's hard to describe how big this country is. Today we rode 68 miles from Circle to the next town of Jordan. There were absolutely no services between the two, except for a highway rest stop at about 30 miles. We knew this was going to be the case so we were fully stocked with food and water.
Thankfully, there was no significant wind. You coul hear your companion, the birds, cars coming, etc. At one point we stopped and it was absolutely quiet except for some cows mooing, and they were about a mile away.
You'll also note there was no shade at all. It was overcast in the morning but sunny after about 10 am. We hit the road at 7:15 am, after breakfast with Cornell.
The flat straight road soon gave way to rolling hills.
Here is our lunch stop. The only tree for miles.
We stayed on the same road all day, route 200. No navigation was required.
It was actually enjoyable after yesterday. We saw our first sheep pastures:
Also some horses:
We are staying in Jordan, MT which has a population of 350 as opposed to the 550 that Circle claims. However, Jordan has 2 motels, 2 bars, 1 cafe, a grocery store and a laundromat. It's near the Hell Creek dinosaur fossil excavation site. We met some amateur excavators while doing our laundry. Also the bar was next door so we hydrated while the laundry washed.
We had another dinner of bar food, which tastes pretty good after you've been out in the sun from 7:15 am until 3:30 pm.
Tomorrow we should have a favorable wind, which we will need to make 76 hilly miles to Winnett. (The emphasis is on the first syllable)