I spent the night in Gallatin National Forest at the end of a dirt road. It was a parking lot for a trailhead and not really a camping spot but nobody seemed to mind. In the morning I drove to White Sulphur Springs and stopped at the Ranger Station for the Lewis and Clark National Forest. They were helpful pointing me to several dispersed campsites deep in the forest with streams and trees for my camping pleasure. I asked if there was any place in the forest where you could get cell signal and they had to think hard about that. One of the Rangers told me of a high mountain ridge where she could get a signal and gave me directions to the road.
After winding up a narrow, rough, rutted, dirt road for 5 miles, I finally came to a campsite where I had a tiny bit of cell signal. It took me half an hour to reach the ridge and I would have turned around and gone back down after two miles if there was any place to turn around.
Even though I had a tarp over my motorcycle, it was still covered with dust. It took a long time to wipe and wash it clean enough to ride for a look around. I went higher up the road but couldn’t find any more campsites and I lost cell signal altogether.
The ride back down to the main road was much easier on the Honda. I explored a few miles through the forest and checked out two pay campgrounds. I will probably be here for a few days and then make the next step to Glacier NP.