If I did 23 miles today then I would only have 27 miles tomorrow. Still a lot, but not a 12 hour walking day. The only concern was the rain. The weather said it would start up around 2 again, so I set off trying to get as far as I could as fast as I could.
A few miles in, I meet a man named Alan who is riding his bike from Seattle to Mile City. He walked with me for a few miles and we talked about my Walk and his ride, and I mentioned my problem I am having in Butte with no contact to help me get over the pass. Sunday is suppose to be pretty damn hot, and I don't want to try and push my cart up and over the continental divide on a hot day. Alan said he knew someone who owns a house in Butte, but lives in Bozeman. He said he would call her and see where she was and see if she could help. Before he left, he gave a great donation! and we exchanged info while a man in a car stopped to let us know we were taking up THE ENTIRE ROAD... Right, I didn't know 2 people could take up an entire highway??? Anyway, we said thanks, and we all parted ways.
I was almost done with my day when I got a call by a woman named Cindy who was the sister of the woman in Bozeman that Alan knew. She lives in Deer Lodge which just so happens to be the town I am walking to tomorrow night. She was calling to see how she could help me get my cart over the pass!! I was pretty happy, I told her I was walking into Deer Lodge and she also offered my a bed for tomorrow night. SUPER excited now.
Zeph came at 4 to pick me up and brought me a sandwich, string cheese, peanuts and a drink. She's so awesome! Tonight is my last night with them and I'm so sad to have to say goodbye. It's definitely not getting any easier.