Saturday, July 14, 2012

Montana, Are You Ready for Us?

This weekend, we will be tackling state #44 - Montana. As Greg and I attempt the Dirty Dash in Billings, MT as Team Ohio Oinks, we are planning on laughing our way through multiple mud pits. I'll post photos post-race, but in the meantime, here are a few fun facts about Montana:

1.The average square mile of land contains 1.4 elk, 1.4 pronghorn antelope, and 3.3 deer.

2.In 1888 Helena had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world.

3.46 out of Montana's 56 counties are considered "frontier counties" with an average population of 6 or fewer people per square mile.

4.Montana is the only state with a triple divide allowing water to flow into the Pacific, Atlantic, and Hudson Bay. This phenomenon occurs at Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park.

5.Montana has the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states.

6.The Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman gained fame through the work of its chief paleontologist, Jack Horner. Horner was the prototype for the character Dr. Alan Grant in the best selling novel/movie, "Jurassic Park."

7.Just south of Billings, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his troops made their last stand. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument features the Plains Indians and United States military involved in the historic battle.

On my list of to-do's while in Billings is Angry Hanks, famous for their beer list. We're planning on visiting Bozeman and just meandering as time allows.

And we're going to get dirty!

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