Day 24, July 14
Pierre, SD, to Miller, SD
This was a short, fast day. We headed east on U.S. 14 with a delightful tail wind. That meant that nearly everyone reached Miller, lovely little town with tree-shaded streets, shortly after noon. We camped in Miller High School, and we can sleep inside, if we wish, rather than setting up our tents. I chose to set up in the band room because the floor was carpeted and, mostly, because the room is nicely air conditioned.
It's still hot. The temperature at mid-afternoon is 99 degrees, and 106 is forecast for tomorrow. Unfortunately, the forecast also calls for south winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour--the same crosswind conditions that nearly defeated us earlier.