Day 23, 24 & 25

July 29th, 30th and 31st, 2007

From Missoula to Wisdom, Montana - Part 3

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July 29th, 30th.

We spent a couple of days near a river (not in a campground) working on our web site.

There are some enormous flies so, to be able to work, we put up a net and we work under it.

Looks funny but it works!



July 31st:

We leave for Wisdom, Mt and ride through some pretty remote areas.


These areas have been heavily damaged by fires, a few years back.


Life comes back to the forest.


As magnificent as ever!


Marc is busy on the cell phone which works very well on top of this mountain even if we're miles away from civilisation...

...While France tries to place a call on the (Globalstar) satellite phone...After waiting for several minutes, she makes a call that lasts less than 2 minutes...The line as cut...The sat. phone can't find a signal from the satellites!!!




Our highest elevation yet! Even at that elevation, it's still hot in the sun.


Yes! That's it! 8000 ft!


First time we cross the continental divide and the C.D. trail.



The continental divide. Where the rain drop that falls has to make a decision: Will I flow to the Atlantic or the Pacific?

A hiking trail follows the C.D. on it's entire length.



Yeah ! We cross the 8000ft mark!
Yeah ! Our first time on the continental divide!
Bof... The satellite phone...The biggest "bof" yet!
Bof... If it's cloudy, it does'nt work. If there's too many trees, it does'nt work. If there's mountains around, it does'nt work. On top of a mountain, at 7500ft elevation, on a perfectly clear day, it works!...for a minute...then the line dies...

We spent big bucks on that phone for security reasons and to use it to update the web site. If we have to re-dial every 2 minutes, we're not out of the woods yet! Today we can really tell you: If your life is threathened, don't think you can rely on that to call for help, you'll probably die while waiting for it to find a signal...
Hopefully, Iridium works better than Globalstar...



Like a painting. White rocks, green shrubs and blue skies.


Yes! A well managed use of National Forests lets everybody enjoy them while garanteeing it will still be enjoyable for generations to come. What an intelligent way to go!



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All of a sudden, there's no mountains anymore. We in a huge semi-arid plain.



Here we are in Wisdom, Montana: Charming little village (population: 98), typically western.

Beetween Missoula and Wisdom (233 miles), we never came across another town.


5 minutes later: Well now that we toured the whole town...


...Lets get busy...Working on that web site...


We just learned that the forest road we intended to tke was closed because a forest fire...Marc gets the maps out to figure out another way to go.

It's the 1st time we actually have to re-think our itinerary because of forest fires.


Days just fly by...


We pitch the tent on a lot provided by the town in honor of veterans. Water, out house, no charge and a sunset to boot!


Ohhh my G...!


Guess this plain is really a valley, being surrounded by mountains...
Note that what you see on the pictures are'nt clouds. It's smoke from the many forest fires just west of us in Idaho. It's a lot of work for the firefighters but it makes for superb sunsets!



A bug net comes in very handy when you want to enjoy the outdoors without being eaten alive by mosquitoes...

Very light at less than a pound, it's also very compact. It folds in a 6 in. diameter circle.

Sold in most outdoors gear stores.

Get a net or get "bugged"

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tous les trucs,
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À Wisdom, Montana

Lat    N   45 37 03
Long W  113 26 53

Elevation: 6160ft



Sunny then partly cloudy, then local showers and...lots of smoke, a little of everything...
50C   122F
  40C   104F
30C   86F
20C   68F
10C   50F
0C   32F
-5C   23F
-10C   14F
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Simply Fabulous!

Les statistiques

  • 1st day we wear pants
    (while not riding)

  • 1st day we are bothered by mosquitoes


54 Miles: aujourd'hui/today
25 m/h average/moyenne
969 Miles: à date/to date
$20 Resto
$0 Épicerie/Food
$0 Essence/fuel
$0 Camping
$0 Divers/Misc.
$20 Todays total/du jour




  • 29:Eggs and beans
  • 30:French toasts  & bacon
  • 31:Hash brown + cheese + bacon


  • 29: Macaroni salad + tomatoes + cucumbers + canned chicken
  • 30:Pita + crab meat
  • 31:Hum...I can just smell that pizza...Lets save the room for dinner.


  • 29:Spaghetti + canned tomatoes  + garlic bread + wine
  • 30:Canned beef stew + rice + wine
  • 31:Best (and probably only pizza in town!

Les Oscars-The Oscars: le gagnant est... L'ITEM LE PLUS INUTILE



The satellite phony...




Nous sommes fiers de vous présenter nos partenaires.
Ils nous ont fourni un soutien important afin de nous aider à réaliser cette aventure. MERCI À TOUS



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Their precious collaboration helped us live this fabulous adventure.


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