Is Spending The Evening In:
MILES CITY, MONTANA
With Gary & Karen Huckins
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a period of rounding up hostile Indians in 1876, a
commanding officer named Colonel Nelson A. Miles set
up camp in what was to become Miles
City, Montana. The town soon became a
stopping place on the long cattle drives from Texas.
As the cattle industry became more important, it was
fitting that the Montana Stockgrowers Association
was formed at Miles City in 1884. The coming of the Northern
Pacific Railroad in 1881 predetermined that Miles
City should become, and still is, a leading cattle
A true Western town with vast stretches of plains
and badlands branch out in all directions. The
Yellowstone and Tongue rivers flow unobstructed.
Once the horse trading and livestock center of the
country, Miles City still has weekly livestock
auctions and, once a year, puts on the Bucking Horse
Sale for rodeo stock buyers and breeders.
Miles City, Montana
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Miles City, Montana
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DAY 5 - FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008 - - - -
Miles City to
Skies, 47 Degrees
2,441 Feet (78' More Than Yesterday)
Total Distance Traveled:
Thoughts For Today:
John Bartmess of
Eureka, Montana signed my guestbook today and wrote,
"It's true about waiting 5 minutes in Montana if you don't
like the weather." John is absolutely right! I was
hesitant to look out the window this morning when I woke up,
fearing to see nearly a half-foot of snow on the ground.
However, that wasn't the case at all! I looked out to sunny
blue skies and very little snow. The couple of inches that
we had received during the evening was far less than what
was forecasted. It truly was a good start to the day. I
packed up Bob and got on the road about 10:00am - letting
the temperatures warm up a bit and allowing time for the
morning traffic to thin out a bit on Interstate 94, which I
would be traveling on to Hathaway. Gary Huckins was kind
enough to drive me to the point where I left off yesterday
by the Interstate.
shoulder of the Interstate was wonderful and as I went
further from Miles City the snow slowly began to disappear.
Before long, I was in mainly brown landscape and the bright
sun combined with the clear skies made me wonder if I had
dreamed the intense snowstorm of yesterday. But then the
soreness of my left foot reminded me of how difficult it was
to navigate through the snow, slush and freezing
temperatures. The tendon in my left foot was quite sore
today and there was some swelling that added to the
discomfort. However, I persevered to Hathaway and as I write
this I have my foot elevated with an ice bag on it. I didn't
have anyone stop me today and the only visitor I had on the
edge of the road was a surprise visit by Karen Huckins who
brought me a sandwich at the 16-mile mark. It was unexpected
and tasted great. Karen then picked me up in Hathaway at the
end of my day and transported me to her house in Miles City
for one last evening here. Tomorrow evening I will be in a
motel in Forsyth.
So, for the next
couple of days I'll be moving along with Bob while school
children are enjoying a weekend off from their running and
walking. Hopefully, on Monday they'll be able to get caught
up on the happenings through this web site.
You may notice
that some area and other details on this page are duplicated from
yesterday. That's due to the adjustments made to the
schedule due to my day off the road on April 30. I do want
to say thank you to those who have taken the time to sign my
guestbook or to send me an e-mail message. I truly
appreciate that! Also, as you can tell from the schedule I
am two days behind from where I was originally planning to
be. So, the
schedule shown here is accurate as of today. If
any lodging hosts have a conflict with the changed schedule,
please let me know as soon as possible via e-mail or phone.
I just have to
say again how much I have appreciated Gary and Karen Huckins
for the past three days. They have allowed Bob and I to
invade their home and disrupt their normal schedules and I
am so thankful. For those of you who don't know, Karen used
to be the librarian at Russell Elementary School in Missoula. Both Karen and her husband
have truly helped me to stay on course for the Idaho border.
Mileage Update Information...
I've been receiving many updates on team mileages and wanted
to share some of the recent submissions with you:
Meadow Hill 7th Grade (MT): 202 Miles
Paxson School (MT): 145 Miles
Tunnelton-Denver Elementary (WV): 145 Miles
Pioneer Elementary (CA): 206 Miles
Longfellow School (MT): 136 Miles
Fellowsville Elementary (WV): 296 Miles
State Street School (VT): 131 Miles
Urunga Public School (Australia): 192 Miles
Finger Lake Elementary (AK): 53 Miles
Russell Elementary Green Team (MT): 131 Miles
Russell Elementary Blue Team (MT): 129 Miles
Bonner School (MT): 165 Miles
Eureka Elementary (MT): 41 Miles
Littleville Elementary (MA): 308 Miles
Roosevelt Elementary (MT): 277 Miles
Danish Elementary (TX): 90 Miles
Alamo Eagles Enrichment Program (CA): 170 Miles
St. Ignatius Elementary (MT): 200 Miles
State Street School (VT): 109 Miles
Spruce Street Elementary (NJ): 68 Miles
Sigonella High School (Italy): 55 Miles
Sigonella Middle School (Italy): 95 Miles
Melstone School (MT): 109 Miles
Ryegate School (MT): 107 Miles
Lockwood Primary (MT): 170 Miles
Blue Creek School (MT): 108 Miles
Dalat International School (Malaysia): 45 Miles
Montana "Did You Know?"...
The average square mile of land in Montana contains 1.4 elk,
1.4 pronghorn antelope, and 3.3 deer. Forty-six out of
Montana's 56 counties are considered "frontier counties"
with an average population of 6 or fewer people per square
Americans "Did You Know?"...
Sacagawea was a Shoshone Indian guide and interpreter who
assisted the Lewis & Clark Expedition in Montana. She was
able to help them find the wilderness trails and passes. A
long-running controversy has surrounded the correct
spelling, pronunciation, and etymology of the woman's name.
Some spellings are: Sacagawea, Sakakawea, and Sacajawea. Her
name is derived from Shoshone words meaning "boat puller" or
Fitness "Did You Know?"...
The National Center for Health Statistics reports that
almost one in four children do not participate in any
free-time physical activity.
Share Your Thoughts With Paul...
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sign the official P.A.C.E. Trek 2008 guestbook!
Thanks for stopping by this milepost
update. Run back here tomorrow!
Keeping on PACE,
Paul's Current Position In Montana