After five nights of tent camping, I needed a motel. Tonight, we are sleeping in a Holiday Inn Express, sleep faster dammit. We’re staying is Butte, MT, which is a famous mining town, now down on its luck. The streets are named for every metal that can be extracted from the earth, from gold to aluminum, but these streets are lined with empty storefronts. We dined in the Metals Bank Building, whose ground floor has been repurposed as a sports bar. We had lunched in Livingston, MT, which seemed to be doing much better. Tomorrow it is on to Glacier, for another five nights and another likely loss of cell service.