Day 111

The view from the Lewistown Divide

July 16th, 2010

Nothing spectacular, but at an elevation of 4624 feet, it's the highest altitude I've reached so far, and is less than 1000 feet lower than the pass I will take over the continental divide.

It's not really visible in this photo, but there's a snow-speckled mountain (another first for this trip!) just barely peeking out behind the trees in the background near the center of the shot.


  1. Karen Too says:

    I think I can make out the snow-speckled mountain, a bit off to the right of the road. More big, blue sky. Nice. Thanks for the facts, Matt.

    • Candice in Alabama says:

      yes – Karen Too – A bit off to the right – Flickr “zoom” made it visible to me! Now I can just barely see it in the blog image.

  2. Jeff says:

    The natural High…goes actual!

  3. Candice in Alabama says:

    Matt – Yesterday, continually looking at the Lewistown weather station tower camera website, which lists the altitude, I did wonder if the altitude was affecting you. You’ve got higher altitudes in your future! Breathe deep!

  4. charlie says:

    hmmmm, if Matt hooks back down towards Bozeman, he’ll end up back in Manhattan……Montana, that is!

  5. Jeff says:

    Gradual think he would aclimate well without a problem. Looking around (his shots) I just would not think he was so far above sealevel. That might come from living 15 feet above sealevel most of my life.
    at least it is not Everest….and he has the card…to coast downhill. When the end is near..I would cheat.

  6. katzien in austin says:

    Great photo! And a teaser about the excitement that awaits you too. I have to wonder….do you think the trip is going as you planned? Better? It’s been amazing for me….I’m just here at my desk having coffee. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  7. tim says:

    I wonder how many hawks and eagles you’ll see? I hope a lot.

  8. Matt will see Eagles West of town, as there has been a family of them there for a few years now, right out by the road. The mountains in the back, are the “Snowies”!

  9. MN Roxanne says:

    Awesome… the “Snowies” await you Matt! thanks for the info Nik….

  10. Ted in Montana says:

    Glad to see you’re still moving right along Matt! I’ve been watching your progress since Pennsylvania and now you’re halfway across my home state! Still 300 or so miles from Kalispell, but if you come close I’ll try to track you down and restock you with some fresh veggies!

  11. Cindy in Lewistown Montana says:

    From snow that fell here in April. I believe we had snow on April 29th. When everyone else was thinking SPRING we were bundling up and shoveling snow!! LOL

  12. Lori says:

    The scenery will be spectacular through the rest of MT and N. Idaho! Enjoy the mountains & wildlife…. got bear spray? Kidding, (sort of), they usually don’t show up too much on the main roads, but DO show up occasionally. ;-}


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