iWARRIORWALK USA TOUR – STOP #9
WALKED ON AUGUST 26, 2010
On Thursday, August 26, 2010, I (Stanley Bronstein) walked for 5 hours along the Billings Montana trail system.
The Montana leg of the tour had a few highlights:
- I met a woman who said she had lost 127 pounds through eating less and walking;
- CBS – KTVQ – Q2 News in Billings interviewed me while on the trail. ( VIDEO NOT YET AVAILABLE – TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE );
- The drive from Billings to Idaho contained an unexpected surprise – we drove through Yellowstone National Park along the way (ALL I CAN IS WOW !!!).
HERE’S A PANORAMIC VIEW OF YELLOWSTONE NATL PARK
As usual, I also recorded a podcast which can be listened to by clicking the button right below these words.
Here are pictures from my walk.
DOUBLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE THUMBNAILS TO VIEW FULL SIZE PICTURES
Here are 5 fast facts about the state of Montana:
- The state ranks fourth in area, but 44th in population, and therefore has the third lowest population density in the United States.
- The economy is primarily based on ranching, wheat farming, oil and coal in the east; lumber, tourism, and hard rock mining in the west.
- Millions of tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, the Battle of Little Bighorn site, and three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park.
- To the north, Montana and Canada share a 545 miles (877 km) border. The state borders the three Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, more than any other state. To the east, the state borders North Dakota and South Dakota. To the south lies Wyoming and to the west and southwest is Idaho.
- The coldest temperature on record for Montana is also the coldest temperature for the entire continental U.S. On January 20, 1954, −70 °F (−57 °C) was recorded at a gold mining camp near Rogers Pass. Temperatures vary greatly on such cold nights, and Helena, 40 miles (64 km) to the southeast had a low of only −36 °F (−38 °C). Winter cold spells last a week or so, and are usually the result of cold continental air coming south from Canada.
Next stop, Idaho Falls, Idaho.