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Old 07-12-2013, 10:39 AM   #31
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EXACTLY the kind of RR I've been looking for! Most of us working stiffs are saddled with time constraints for time off. I was wondering if it could be done in three weeks. That would be a REAL vacation compared to two!
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #32
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Glacier is awesome - can't wait to see your pics Jeff

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Old 07-12-2013, 05:27 PM   #33
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Too funny! I saw y'all near Lusk this day as I was doing a marathon car-based road trip from LA to Mpls. I was driving ahead of the big storms and recall hoping that y'all would get through them okay. FYI, there were tornado warnings between Casper and Lusk. Here's a quick smartphone pic I took of the wall cloud just outside Casper:




When we checked in to the hotel in Casper, they told us two tornadoes had just gone down the valley behind the hotel. Part of the same storm we went thru. We just missed it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #34
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:56 AM   #35
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What Don said:

I know your wife is grocery shopping and that she has to cut some wood this evening. You should be able to make a couple of days on your report while she works.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:11 AM   #36
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Day 4. East Glacier, MT to Rocky Mountain House, AB (miles are uncertain for the day 400+)
Adding tracks from Spot:
First half of Day 4

2nd half of Day 4..


You can see how close we got to connecting with the Icefield Parkway.. Unfortunately, the road was closed..

We got through Glacier, and then crossed into Canada on 89 which became 2. Went went straight up to Calgary, got caught in traffic, then tried to work our way back west towards Icefield Pkwy. We got caught in all the flooding. The roads were closed. We worked our way north to Rocky Mountain House. The adventure continues tomorrow as we tried to get around the closed roads and get to the Alaska Highway.
For now though, Glacier delivers! For me, it was a great time. It's another place I've seen on a bike, that I want to get back to and spend a lot more time.. We took off fairly early from the hotel/cabins in East Glacier and headed for the Park. FYI, there's lots of places to camp and stay along the highway between East and West Glacier. Some looked better than the place we stayed.
Packing up:


Where we're headed:


The guys had to wait for me to get this: I was so stinking excited just to be there..



Waiting:


Starts off nice and easy:


Then it gets a bit better. It looked like rain the whole time we were on the riding to the sun road, but it held off. Some of the views were amazing.


Because of the heat, the snow was melting off fast. Probably not a good situation, to say the least, but it made the waterfalls run all out.

Look closely at that last one, my three riding buddies are over or near the waterfall. I was hoping it would be a good pic.
Of course, the typical bike/snow shot..

I got behind again, kept stopping for pics.. Then I ran into these guys.. They walked up to me, and then decided to head the other direction.. . I'm harmless enough.

This guy was in full attack (beg) mode..



I noticed this is #82, we ran across a lot of them. The great thing about being on a bike, you can pull over anywhere and get a pic. Not sure about these rigs..

I'll have to come back and edit this. I'm up at my wife's 40th HS reunion. A little punished this morning..
For future routing. I'd have ridden back and forth on the Road to the Sun. You can then go up the Icefield Parkway towards Banff. We went out on the east side and went up to Calgary, as mentioned before.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:48 AM   #37
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Jammers

The historic (1936 -1939) Red Buses are both a symbol of Glacier National Park and a reminder of a time when adventurous travel was done with style and grace. Our vintage touring coach drivers are called “Jammers” by the locals; a name which carries over from the days when the buses had standard transmissions and the drivers could be heard “jamming” the gears as they drove up and down the rugged mountain highway.

On each tour, adventure awaits as a Jammer picks you up at your preselected origin and welcomes you onboard the same way Jammers have done for over 90 years with the “roll call”. Once on board, you will enjoy the bus’ unique canvas top, which rolls back allowing all 17 passengers a commanding view of the spectacular scenery within Glacier National Park.


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Old 07-13-2013, 08:20 AM   #38
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[quote] The guys had to wait for me to get this: I was so stinking excited just to be there..


Great shot Jeff, just beautiful!!



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Old 07-13-2013, 10:12 AM   #39
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Great shot Jeff, just beautiful!!

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+1 on the shots. I love Glacier, best NP I've been to so far

It appears RC got a new coach by the looks of his tagline. Congrats
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:02 PM   #40
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very nice!!

Thanks for taking the time and effort to write this up. I know it takes a lot of time to do. I am now cought up, Please continue
repeat after me....COLORADO.....COLORADO.....COLORADO....A 40 year class reunion?? You should be allowed to go to ............COLORADO!
P.S. I will still be your friend
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #41
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #42
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I'm a younger guy who has a young family and very limited time on my hands. I'm where you probably were fifteen or twenty years ago, so I can kinda relate to your story. It will be a while before I can do this type of adventure.

I'm amazed you pulled it off in two weeks. This should be interesting. I will be following.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:27 AM   #43
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I'm a younger guy who has a young family and very limited time on my hands.
I'm a bit older than you at 70. But you will find your life divided into three stages.

1. You have the time and the energy, but no money.
2. You have the energy and the money, but no time.
3. You have the time and the money, but no energy.

There is always an excuse. Carpe Diem....
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #44
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #45
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I'm a bit older than you at 70. But you will find your life divided into three stages.

1. You have the time and the energy, but no money.
2. You have the energy and the money, but no time.
3. You have the time and the money, but no energy.

There is always an excuse. Carpe Diem....
I have found this to be spot on with most things in life!

I really admire Jeff for doing this with the given time constraint
One never knows when or if the opportunity will be there next
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