March 28, 2009

Day 4 Arlee, MT back to Ft. Missoula

The next morning at 7 o'clock we left for home. The roads were still pretty muddy and we were compelled to take the railroad track several times to avoid mud and difficult grades. Fort Missoula was reached at 1:30 P.M. During this last day we had a little rain and rode a good part of the time against head winds.
The corps attracted a great deal of attention as we rode through these rural, mountain districts. Horses and cows ran from us, dogs after us and the inhabitants would stop their work and gaze at us in astonishment. The entire distance covered was 126 miles in about twenty-four hours of actual traveling under most adverse circumstances.

- Lt. James A. Moss, Military Cycling in the Rocky Mountains, pg. 19

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