Day 50: Monday, August 23.
To Avalanche campground in Glacier NP; late sleep; big breakfast in Apgar restaurant; did errands in West Glacier, then rode to Avalanche before 11 AM when bikes are restricted from road bordering Lake McDonald. Hitchhiked back to Lake McDonald resort for lunch - then hike along horse trail, dodging manure. 20 miles.
|Beckoned into the glories of Glacier National Park|
|A creek in the park|
|Rob on "Going to the Sun Road" - imitating |
a poster Rob & I have had on our walls
(bedroom and office respectively) for the
past ten years - encouraging us to
live our dreams!!!!!
|Further up the "Going to the Sun" - 3rd |
cyclist is Felix, going solo and considering
us good "rabbits" for him
|We three celebrating our arrival at |
Logan Pass and the Continental Divide
- we made it!
Behind us, you can see the sign warning
trucks about steep downhill.
|It's not just hills we delight in - wild |
flowers abound at the higher elevations
|Taking a hike before heading down the mountain - at |
right you can see the road we just biked up
|Down by St. Mary's Lake - looking at sign |
explaining that the little peak in the middle
(Divide Mountain) is the point intersecting
the Continental Divide (east/west) and the
Hudson Bay Divide (north/south)
|Sunrise reflecting off the mountains |
as we leave the Glacier National Park