Greetings all, I am in the process of planning a trip for this spring. Mostly looking for advice from my Montana and Dakota brethren (or those very familiar with the areas) Planning a trip to see family in Alaska early next summer. As a warm up, I thought I'd try to ride the river. I'm thinking of starting at Three Forks and taking as many dirt/back/county roads as possible following the river through Montana and parts of the Dakotas might be fun. The sort of roads I'm considering would certainly include the scenic byway from Winifred to the CMR wildlife refuge. Wouldn't mind criss-crossing the river via ferries either. So, if you have some sections of road that shouldn't be missed, I'd be much obliged if you'd share your secrets. Include whatever you think appropriate (watering holes, sink holes, excellent vistas, etc.) I'm playing around with a bit of software and some of the Delorme street atlas looks pretty good for picking a route through the hinterlands, but expert advice is always preferred. In fact, if folks were interested, I'd collate all the advice and make some GPS routes available. I grew up on the east side of the divide and I think it's time I got back there and re-experienced some of the wide open country. And the mighty Missouri (which by rights should be the longest river in the world) seems like the appropriate icon to pay homage to. Thanks to all in advance.