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Old 07-27-2010, 12:04 PM   #61
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Cannon....you sure do set the bar high for the rest of us!

Excellent report as usual.

Makes riding in 'da UP seem pretty boring.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:43 PM   #62
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I am more inspired to do the run now that I see your images.
Thanks. In the artillery business we would call this "effects on target".
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:44 PM   #63
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Cannon....you sure do set the bar high for the rest of us!

Excellent report as usual.

Makes riding in 'da UP seem pretty boring.
Thanks Bob. I seesome reference to the UP snuck into this report as well.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:56 PM   #64
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A side trip to Glacier National Park

Since we are so close, some might be interested in making a side trip to Glacier. The track is about 50 miles one way.








Two different means of exploring the park.










Seems like the parks must be getting a nice share of Recovery Act money. There was a lot of highway work being done in the parks I visited.












































Avalanche damage. Often the winds created ahead of the slide do damage as well.




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Old 07-27-2010, 02:14 PM   #65
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I am left speechless with your handling of all your photo shoots. Fantasik..
Do you use the GoPro Helmet mounted camera while on the move? You earned ****** stars. Wow!!

From and where do you produce these mapshoots. I am also with Smugmug, but how do you photograph the wonderful instructional educational map shots. Direct shots by the camera onto the map/bike map...or PC generated? Thank you...
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:51 PM   #66
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Great Pic's and report as always,I may have missed it but when did this take place or is it on going?
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:16 PM   #67
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:07 PM   #68
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I am left speechless with your handling of all your photo shoots. Fantasik..
Do you use the GoPro Helmet mounted camera while on the move? You earned ****** stars. Wow!!

From and where do you produce these mapshoots. I am also with Smugmug, but how do you photograph the wonderful instructional educational map shots. Direct shots by the camera onto the map/bike map...or PC generated? Thank you...
Thanks for the nice comments!

I don't use a helmet cam. I have a DSLR in the tank bag and a waterproof point and shoot on a Gearkeeper retractable lanyard on my jacket belt in a case with a magnetic flap. The P/S is handy because I can work it with one hand. If I need to drop it to grab the bars, the lanyard retains it.

The maps I use to enhance the report are screen shots from MapSource. I "print screen" and then use Photoshop to crop the map and convert it to a JPEG.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:12 PM   #69
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Great Pic's and report as always,I may have missed it but when did this take place or is it on going?
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Hi Paul, I left Wisconsin on 11 July. The reason for leaving in July was to make sure the roads were snow free at altitude. I think I saw someone's report that left in late June that found snow in some places yet.






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Old 07-27-2010, 07:30 PM   #70
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Hungry Horse to Ovando





From time to time you will see some gray tracks on my maps. Since so many people have used my ADV friend Mark Sampson's tracks (BigDogAdventures.com), I included his tracks in the large planning GPS file I prepared (the one with the bike tracks and optional routes). His tracks are from about five years ago and are familar to many riders. The gray tracks become visible when they are different from mine. My tracks reflect the Canada portion, the current maps, and some side trips. Between the two, and other tracks available from other sources, people can pick the route they want based on what they want to do with their ride. All this intended not to confuse, but to compliment someone's planning.

As a side note, the fact that people are willing to produce quality tracks and share them for others to enjoy is a huge asset for people on this site. My compliments to all who share!













Old growth trees.


This snowmelt run off was in a shaded area. When I pulled up in front if it, the air was very cool as if this stream was acting as an air conditioner. I had to sit there and cool off for a bit.






Eventually the route takes you to some no motorized trails. In the end, this moves us out to the highway for a while. Don't feel to bad about that though, the 91 mile stretch of the Seeley Swan Highway (Big Fork to Clearwater Junction) is considered to be an outstanding scenic route in this region.






Ponderosa pine.


I took a side trip up Mt Morrell.




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Old 07-28-2010, 12:59 AM   #71
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:03 AM   #72
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Absolutely fantastic report Bryan

I was in Glacier and the surrounding area a few years ago on a family trip - nothing like it....your photos really capture the "majesty" of the place.....Nice....I can only imagine what it would be like on a bike. Thanks for this report.

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Old 07-28-2010, 05:45 AM   #73
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Really enjoying......thanks
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:20 AM   #74
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Great Job Bryan. This is on the list for next season. Thanks for sharing, this will be very helpful.

BTW, where are you hiding your banner for this ride??
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:34 AM   #75
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Absolutely fantastic report Bryan

I was in Glacier and the surrounding area a few years ago on a family trip - nothing like it....your photos really capture the "majesty" of the place.....Nice....I can only imagine what it would be like on a bike. Thanks for this report.

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Really enjoying......thanks
Thanks guys. Gary, it is difficult to go wrong with pictures when the scenery is compelling enough to overcome my marginal photographic skills.

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Great Job Bryan. This is on the list for next season. Thanks for sharing, this will be very helpful.

BTW, where are you hiding your banner for this ride??
Hi Craig, the idea is to help out the next guy. Glad this will prove useful.

Been a while since you have been on one of the CannonTreks. Here is that banner you were looking for (from the last one in June).
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