Day 123

I better keep my eye out for banana peels

July 27th, 2010



24 Comments

  1. Barbara says:

    I could be first, but i don’t care.

    I made a reservation today to visit Glacier. I think all your Montana pictures inspired me.

  2. Yeah I think so. As a matter of fact I think there’s one hanging over that far ridge there. he he.
    That is one narrow looking ridge path there. Gotta be careful of something coming around that bend and hitting you or you it. How on earth did you end up on some road like this compared to the highways you’ve been on? You sure do find some of the oddest places to walk. It is nice though. Just the contrast between all the roads you’ve been on so far your whole trip.

  3. Donna in MI says:

    He’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain when he comes……..He’ll be walkin’ a three wheeled buggy when he comes……..He’ll be comin’ down a road that’s five miles long……..Oh we’ll all come out to meet him when he comes……..We’ll all be shoutin “halleluja” when he comes

  4. Jeff says:

    And if you see a banana peel take a picture…It will be the second one we see….
    Nice road Matt. Is it a official one on walking Maps……? Last time this happened I remember a swamp and train tressle…becareful. Not to many monkeys in them parts……not to worry….just be safe.

  5. Donna in MI says:

    Matt,
    How in the world did you ever end up on this “road”? Where did google send you? My goodness! It’s a ONE LANE dirt road comin’ ’round the mountain with loose dirt and no shoulder! Some hot-roddin’ kid would love this road. If you have to move fast, where are you gonna go? You can’t run up the hillside, too steep and too much loose rock, …….and if you take a dive down……well, how far down? I think you should tell google to take this road off of their “walkin’ route”

  6. Don in Tennessee says:

    Hope there are not any rock slides. The bank does not look very stable.

    Looks like it could maybe – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRH7FtAAbJE

    This song mentions Knoxville, TN and Kingston Pike. Kingston Pike runs parallel with I-40 thru Knoxville.

    • Barb V from Michigan says:

      Don, where do you find these songs? I know, YouTube, but I mean how do you know about them? I absolutely love your song selections. You make me smile. Thanks for posting these links.

  7. Ray says:

    Lot’s of roads like that in Montana. That one is actually pretty wide‚Ķ.

  8. MN Roxanne says:

    Looks like a logging road… rough… hard to push a cart on! Hope your planning a rest day again…

  9. Lori says:

    Ray’s right — lots of roads like this in MT. Probably many more miles of these than paved State & Interstate Hwys. Most are Forest Service Roads, and actually are used quite heavily (by Montana standards!) What an adventure for Matt… “Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas (aka NY) anymore.”

  10. Candice in Alabama says:

    Take care Matt – I can see many an “ankle turning” rock on this road!

  11. Karen Too says:

    No kidding! I’d walk on the inner part of the road, to be sure of not falling off the side.

  12. charlie says:

    seriously? someone should forward this to the google folks and ask just WHY it is on their maps…..

    • Lori says:

      …because if you’re walking instead of driving, you’re safer on this bumpy road carrying your bear spray than you would be on the interstate with semis or the state hwys. w/ drunks & cell phone users…

  13. Ray says:

    I’d feel safer walking that road than some of the highways.

  14. Marty from Montana says:

    I believe this is the Road the cuts from the Swan Valley to the Mission Valley and comes out the Jocko River. Unpaved yes. There is a longer and tougher one that goes through the Bitteroots from Darby Montana to Elk City Idaho. It’s called The Magruder Corridor Road. Check this this out for more about it. http://jeffhead.com/magruder/index.htm

    This area that Matt has just gone through is prime Bear country……….both kinds.

    • Lori says:

      Marty, thanks for the awesome link. The pics there show what it REALLY is like in the Montana/Idaho wilderness! It must be difficult for anyone who has never experienced this kind of wild and untamed country to truly understand how big & rugged it is. Matt’s doing a pretty good job with his photos, though.

      I’ve been to Elk City, and been to Darby… but NOT on the Magruder Corridor… looks incredible!

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