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Introduction

There were snow warnings in the passes and fresh dust on some mountains. And unbeknownst to us, a bunch of boulders had actually collapsed in on one of the tunnels the day before (according to AP) and closed the trail. But an outing of UMT J-school grad students and faculty mostly had a bit of a cold wind to contend with at the top of the trail, and a 1.7-mile curved tunnel with no lights but our own head and bike lamps to get us through. Wooo-eeee-oooo! I should look up the exact number, but 7 tunnels or so, and about as many trestle bridges, including that one looong one you see in the pictures. Way cool! My inner clock was messed up tho, because we kept crossing back and forth on the Montana/Idaho state line, so we kept gaining an hour, losing an hour, gaining an hour, losing an hour...