June 23 ’09. Heavy snowpack in the mountains and a weather pattern that turned the trails into gumbo mud caused me to (wisely) terminate this adventure. Much of the route thru Montana was closed by Mother Nature or by Father Forest Service. At Lima, Montana the weather prevented further passage along the route. I could’ve diverted via highway to northern Wyoming, but then the journey would’ve turned into a road trip, instead of an off-road adventure. So I threw in the towel. A June 10 departure date was just too early for the route to be passable. Keep that in mind when you plan your own CDR adventure.