Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 16- Whitefish to almost Essex- 50 miles

Our host, Rita, generously cooked us some steel cut oats for breakfast this morning. I had about 3 servings. Thanks, Rita!
We then hit the road, a nice headwind thwarting all momentum at various times during the day.
We hit Essex up and continued on down the road to West Glacier. $12 got us into the park, and, our bikes locked up at the visitor center, we took the free shuttle up to Logan Pass. It was magnificent. Going-to-the-Sun Road is so perfectly named. I can't even begin to describe it. 

We saw gophers, squirrels, birds, mountain goats standing amidst traffic licking the road, and a marmot! The mountains were gorgeous.
The shuttles were an adventure of their own. We made friends with several people on the buses, and one couple gave us $20! Next time you see a touring cyclist, give them a few bucks! It makes their day. In fact, $10-$25 will literally make their day- that's about how much we live on. 
So with that $20, we splurged on ice cream cones that powered a dehydrated 18 miles to the next campground- an RV park/cabin resort with a secluded site for tenters. And it was free! Woo!
$12 park entrance 

1 comment:

  1. I will have to remember that the next time I see bikers traveling. If something so small can make your day then I would love to be able to do this for someone as well. Still loving your posts and pics. Keep em coming!!!