Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ridin' the Storm Out in Montana - Watch Out for Antelope Down the Road


Somewhere between Toston, Montana and Interstate 90 is this vista of flat grazing land with the Elkhorn Mountain range in the distance. A storm was approaching from the west on the morning of August 14th as the 42N team headed from Helena, Montana to HQ - a three day journey.

On this day we stopped the jam-packed vehicle a number of times to photograph what the land presented. Grain bins are a quite common site in 42N country but not so much in this general location. I am not sure what type of grain is contained here (corn, soy beans, wheat, others?)

The approaching storm only served to keep the air cool and provided just a few drops on the dusty and cracked windshield. In the afternoon we saw Yellowstone Park and the Grand Tetons long before ending up in Rock Springs, Wyoming via the infamous "antelope alley." Take heed when traveling that stretch of road between Pinedale and Rock Springs. We made it and a family from Wisconsin did too without smacking directly into pronghorns. Know that.