Early alarm so we could get on the road. Breakfast was complimentary at the diner next door. We were probably on the road by 8, stopping to get gas before leaving town. I was glad that we had stopped for the night as there was a decent amount of construction, and I don't especially love driving through those zones in the dark. We stopped in Dubois to ride the giant jackalope.
|One of the many times we crossed the Continental Divide|
Initially, I had made reservations east of Bozeman, but we were really hoping to find available camping closer to Big Sky. We stopped at the Red Cliff campground and were able to get a spot - but only for one night. We set up the tent (which ended up being a big ordeal because we broke the poles).
Got to Big Sky before 6, which allowed us to pick up our packets and for me to attend the pre-race meeting.
|It was almost comforting to know that we would not actually be running UP the ski slope|