Day 2 Glacier National Park
8/5/14 Tuesday 0 miles!
Our bicycles remained at site 6 all day, but it certainly was not a rest day! Time for some hiking. Well, sort of. It was more like constantly wondering where the bear would be, while walking slowly!
Bears! BEARS! Much of our first few hundred miles is in prime grizzly country. Everything we read about bears in these areas and about bicycle travel through these areas make it clear: It’s not will you see a bear, its when and how many! We decided to buy bear spray. And we hiked super aware.
We chilled here for a bit enjoying the cold water and picnicking. We sat back to back to ensure we had eyes in all directions. Just in case. The loud, moving water masked any sounds we made, making it easier to startle a bear moseying by.
Keep on reading! 8/6/14 Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park