Ok so I'm getting a late start on the thread... Started the trip on Independence Day 2015 following the route described in the thread title and already in Missoula, MT. I'm so late starting the thread because it's hard to imagine that anyone is interested as this part of the country has been covered so well by so many others in this forum and elsewhere. However, if anyone is interested let me know and I'll answer questions or post photos. Here was the basic idea: See the 3 US states I've not visited at some point in my life, and do it by bike. I've been to all 50 states (but not on a motorbike) EXCEPT Montana and N and S Dakota. I live in CO and had to make a business trip to Boise, ID, so I thought I'd see those three states on a bike. I have two bikes but on this trip I'm using the 2013 R1200GS. I'm guessing the trip will be about 3000 miles. This is my first trip of this duration in the USA, but did 1300 miles, mostly off-road, in a week on a GS1200 when I lived in Africa -- Zimbabwe, Botswana to Jo'berg, S Africa (last October). So I shipped by business suit and other work stuff in a box to the hotel in Boise and rode from CO thru UT to Boise. I rented a car for the usual business trip activities in Boise, then after my 2-day meetings I turned the car in, shipped my suit etc. back home in the same box, then started riding east and north. I'm avoiding the interstate highways as much as I can except when I just need to make time for a specific reason, as I did today. Not fun and yesterday the winds were stupid. Sustained 25+ MPH quartering from the right front - exhausting! Worked my way up to Missoula as of today and will do some work in the hotel for 2 days then back out on the road. Completed since Independence Day: CO and UT Eastern ID Jackson Yellowstone Bear Tooth Pass Red Lodge Bozeman What's next? Winging it day-by-day but plan to ride through Glacier NP the East to ND. Almost as soon as I hit ND i plan to head S to SD and see some historical sights, then bee-line it back to CO. I'm self-employed so no definite schedule but have to get back to work in the next 2 weeks or so. 1. Any interest or questions of me? 2. Any places I should see in eastern MT? Seems pretty barren looking at the map. Could be a loong day! 3. Anyone also riding in the area wanting to connect over a beer or coffee?