Rick made his way to Montana, via the slow Train. There were a few bumps along the way that nearly made him miss the start, but it all came together in the end. Jason and Maripaz from De La Paz coffee happened to be in Montana at the same time and picked him up at the train station in Whitefish on thursday. They also gave him a place to sleep that night and a ride to the start in Rooseville friday morning. Thanks Jason and Maripaz.
The race started on Friday at high noon. I spoke to him Friday night, and he sounded really good. It Looks like he's in about 3rd place right now.
You can read his updates, or listen to the podcasts via the links at www.greatdividerace.com
Some bodies are already breaking down, one guy was chased by a bull Moose, another had an encounter with a Mama Grizzly and her 3 cubs.
I think I'll sleep better once Rick is out of Montana.