Another amazing race - very inspiring! Allows me to look at the upcoming decade w a more positive outlook.
I've taken the train from Portland to chicago via Minn/stP several times - quite a trip. Once I dreamed up a great ultra run which I haven't had the guts to do since I'm not really an enduro guy - get off train a west end of Glacier, run mountain trails to east end of Glacier (40-50 miles?) and pick up the next days train.
matzah ball, that would be one tough run, but intriguing idea.