|New snow, again!|
On the next leg of our trip, we had a chance to see the clouds ahead of us as the storm brewed. This one pelted us with hail for about five minutes, and so in addition to being quite wet, we were now very cold. And then - dry pavement! Just like that, it was over.
|We knew we were in for it|
Whitefish is at the confluence of two of the Adventure Cycling routes, and like the merging of two great rivers, this means there are always cyclists going through. In addition, just this week the Tour Divide event is taking place. About 180 hardy souls took off on mountain bikes to ride the Continental Divide route (mostly off pavement). We had a chance to talk with two of the cyclists in the event. They admit they are "well off the back" and even that the event organizers have changed them to "white dots" on the tracking system. Still, they are doing this Most Amazing Thing!
I'll tell you more about them another time, as it's too late right now. But Nick and Dave - if you see this blog - Good luck and God speed! You guys rock!
|Headed for home and hoping to beat the next storm (we did!)|
Oh, and that "short day" we expected? Well, we finally made it back to Kalispell at 7:30 pm!
The day's report: Glacier National Park to Kalispell (via Whitefish), 52.7 miles/2615 to date