RED LODGE POST
Do UFOs snatch motorists who drive late in the night on lonely backroads of Montana during summer months? Not likely, but if you find yourself out on U.S. Highway 12 between Roundup and Harlowton at 2:00 A.M. in the morning be alert.
It’s exhilarating and, at the same time, spooky to be out on the road, U.S. Highway 12, at this late hour. Likely, you’ll be the only car driving on this stretch of highway.
The night sky, bright with undimmed stars, moonlight some nights, and seemingly empty landscape offer a driving experience remembered long after.
Head for this or other remote backcountry roads in Montana at late-night hours and find out for yourself, if you seek a different kind of adventure that few ever experience.
Absaroka Mountain, Mont.
© 2021 John Sandy