After leaving Bismarck, ND I headed straight west on I-94 to Montana. The first couple of hours looked a lot like western KS, big rolling hills and lots of pasture. Then I came across the most beautiful part of the entire trip so far, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, right at Medora, ND. This is well worth the time if you can stop, I couldn’t as I was racing the sun, so I got to enjoy the beauty at 75 mph as I drove through. Shortly after crossing the border the smoke from the forest fires out west got bad again. I continued the next 3 hours of driving with about 3 miles of visibility, it was actually kind of stressful after a bit. I’m from KS, used to being able to see the horizon, so the close quarters of the smoke really wore me out as I drove.
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The subject is a 32 Ford pickup with a Hemi owned by Ryan Mead. I was able to get to Laurel, just west of Bismarck in time to shoot as the sun set, you can see the smoke in the sky in a couple of images. This truck was started in 1992 and driven to H.S. 2 years later before being painted shortly after that. Still on the road, still used from time to time as a daily driver too! More of the story in the book!
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