The Highway 89 project marches on, this time to the top of Going-to-the-Sun Road. Here’s a view from the east side, looking to the west in late afternoon. I wanted to shoot this angle again, but the road was shut down completely each night, much to our surprise one pre-dawn launch. So close, so far. Another reason to come back. As if I needed any more reasons.
We are in Choteau, MT, to visit another library, do some hiking, and be in small town America for a few days. The seat of Teton County, MT (not Teton County, WY, but same creative French trapper naming strategy), Choteau has schools, a hospital, and more services than one might expect in a town of 1,500. Like a latte shop (also the nature store serving the birders at Freezeout Lake and a hunting shop) that has made R very happy.
Tonight, we saw a guy’s guy in with boots on the barstool, wearing a cowboy hat and drinking white wine. That’s what this project is all about: reinventing the west, one cowboy at a time.