Not too far from Missoula is one of the most scenic bike trails in the nation: the Route of the Hiawatha. From the late 1800s through the 1980s the route was part of the Milwaukee railroad line. Later, a 15-mile section was reopened to bicycles. The ride includes 10 tunnels (including the 1.7 mile St. Paul Pass tunnel) and 7 trestles, the largest of which is 850 feet long and 230 feet high.
On Saturday June 29, members of Troop 1911 embarked on a journey down the Route of the Hiawatha. Here are some of the highlights – including surviving the nearly 2 miles of mud through the first tunnel