During the ride, I was able to see a lot of the very swollen Yellowstone River. It has gone over its banks in several areas.
This morning, I got up and packed and rode further through the forest towards Bozeman and the University of Montana, where Robert Pirsig taught. I found Montana Hall fairly easy and was able to go inside. I asked a registrar if she had heard of Pirsig and she said no, but then after I explained him a bit she said, "Oh, the Zen guy" and pointed me to his office. It is located up a side-stairway and the door was locked. She said it is only used for storage now.
After camping and having worn most of my clothes for a few days now, I thought I should stay at a motel. I settled into Bozeman and ate lunch in a small cafe located in their neat restored downtown (I've learned that I really like the small-town restaurants and the people who frequent them).
More to come from Missoula.