Glacier National Park, Going to the Sun Rd, Lolo Pass ~ MT, ID, WA, OR (and ND) in 5 days
It’s always fun to people watch and doing so while riding is no different. We followed this old brown beat up pickup from Wisconsin, with three younger guys in it, higher than the elevation in which we started behind them..and if red were my favorite color I’d have been in heaven because they had their brakes on the WHOLE time we were behind them. I finally pulled over and have then several minutes because I got tired of smelling their brakes. No more than 3 corners later we see them pulled over on the side of the mountain, brown beater pickup truck hood raised as all three Wisconsinites stood and looked at it, hands on their hips, mystified...I hope they have good hiking shoes with them because I doubt they will make it off of the mountains on wheels at that rate.
We found some gravel on Lolo Pass that landed us both a rest stop and scenic viewpoint all to ourselves. Shelly was super pleased with me that I managed to not only find a gravel road with my name on it... but one with switchbacks at that... haha
We did part of the Lewis and Clark Highway (12). Fun fact.. we camped in Clarkston WA, on an island. Across the way was Lewiston, ID. It took me until today to put it all together... Highway 12 = Lewis and Clark Highway. Clarkston and Lewiston ... towns on 12 in each state. I’m Sometimes a little slow with the obvious..
We also met a couple from the twin cities (10 miles from me!) who inspired me immensely. Idk if that’s good or bad. They were on a sweet new Indian dresser. He works for an airline, she works for a local PD. They ride all over, then when it’s time to work, they fly back to MN, work 4 days, and fly back to wherever they last left the bike for their 3 day weekend. They’ve been all over the western US and up to Banff so far this year. Hmmmm.... 2020 goals: Change career path. Buy another bike. He also said, after I mentioned I’d be applying soon, that I could work in customer service for an airline... from my home... and get the same perks. Well that might require a little research on my end!!!
Life is all about the adventure, whether it be the roads traveled, the places I end up, or the people I meet along the way- I love every aspect of travel!!!!
Going to the sun road