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    jpac
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    North East Montana and Western North Dakota roads to the rally

    Looking forward to the rally and planning my summer ride. Want to see a couple of places I haven't been before (and a return to a few favorites as well). Some may call me crazy, but I have always wanted to see N.E. Montana and I would like to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As of now I am looking at picking up Hwy 87, eastbound out of Great Falls Mt. and then Hwy 2 across to somewhere in North Dakota ??, then south ???? to Medora off I 94. There is a loop at the south entrace to the park I would like to ride and then... west to the rally. Any thoughts or suggestions. Thanks

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    NE Montana and NW North Dakota are not particularly pleasant places these days. The oil fields have filled the area with traffic (mostly trucks), mud and dust, few places to stay and unfortunately more crime than one would expect.
    Kevin Huddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rharrod View Post
    What are you riding?
    R1200rt... wife wont let me buy a new GS. hehe

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    If you go South threw Theodore Roosevelt National Park and end up at I-94. Go East a bit more and see this! http://www.ndtourism.com/best-places...hanted-highway. At New England take 21 going west over to HW85. Go South to the town of Bowman,ND. I like this little town. Now take HW 12 West out of Bowman to Baker keep west to Mile City and I-94. That is on nice loop.
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    While in Medora, schedule a dinner at the pitch fork fondue. Very entertaining and pretty good food. Follow with an outdoor theater presentation. Reservations required.
    Link:http://www.medora.com/eat/family/pit...-steak-fondue/
    Link:http://www.medora.com/do/entertainment/medora-musical/

    Head north from there and explore NW North Dakota. A very interesting and historical area.

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    Plan your ride carefully to go in, through, and out of the western third of North Dakota in one day. A cruddy 10 room dump motel will want $130 and anything decent will be approaching the $200 mark - for one night, not the week. And camping will be almost non-existant except maybe the CG at Medora or in the South Unit of TRNP. Last time we camped in the park we got there at noon and got a site. By about 4:00 the CG was full. We flagged down a couple with a little tear drop camper like ours (we were in the tent this trip) and shared our site with them.
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    If you go South from Bowman on HW 85, you can go to Belle Fourche,SD. Take HW 34 west into Wyoming HW 24 threw Hulett,WY to Devil's Tower. After that go back to Hulett on HW 24 and go North on HW 112. All this is a very nice ride in the Northern Black Hills. Take HW 112 up to Alzada,MT. Now take HW 212 west threw Broadas,MT west to Little Bighorn Battlefield. Yep, Custer last Stand. Now just take I-90 up to Billings,MT. Have fun on what ever way you go and be safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rharrod View Post
    If you go South from Bowman on HW 85, you can go to Belle Fourche,SD. Take HW 34 west into Wyoming HW 24 threw Hulett,WY to Devil's Tower. After that go back to Hulett on HW 24 and go North on HW 112. All this is a very nice ride in the Northern Black Hills. Take HW 112 up to Alzada,MT. Now take HW 212 west threw Broadas,MT west to Little Bighorn Battlefield. Yep, Custer last Stand. Now just take I-90 up to Billings,MT. Have fun on what ever way you go and be safe!
    Rharrod, thanks, loading up bing maps now

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