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Old 09-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #14
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Day 2: Monday (Labor Day), September 2

Some riding friends whom I encountered in Polson recommended that I take a little detour on my way to Glacier. This route would take me along Lake Koocanusa, which is a reservoir formed by the damming of the Kootenay River in 1975. "Koocanusa" is an amalgam of "Kootenay", "Canada" and "USA" as the lake in partly in British Columbia and partly in Montana.

The route for today is this:

Some pics from the ride to and along the lake:

And then, passing through the town of Whitefish on the way to Glacier was a small adventure ride in itself:

Effect on bike and boots was substantial.

Entering the park, I elected not to wait my turn for a photo-op here.

If you are 62 or older, be sure to get the lifetime National Parks Pass. Mine got me past the park ranger babe with a map to boot.

Guess I better watch my speed in the park.

And so I first set rubber to the Going-to-the-Sun road.

Raindrops start hitting my face shield as I approach the entrance to my chosen campground.

With half off for senior pass holders, my stay in Glacier came to a grand total of $10.

Fearing the downpour that never came, I set up camp in a hurry.

Dinner: Sardine tortilla wraps and Pinot Grigio. Camp dining at its finest.

Sunset over Lake McDonald is the perfect ending to a perfect day.

rodr screwed with this post 09-08-2013 at 10:43 AM Reason: Typo in title
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