Day 3 Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park
8/6/14 Wednesday 29 miles
This is the day! The big climb! The Going to the Sun Road proper! Up and over Logan Pass! There was road construction as soon as we left the campground. This was great for us because it created a need for one way at a time traffic and made the road super pleasant to pedal. A lot of it was also not currently paved; and more wilderness-y…no problem for our 26×2.1 phatties! Yeeahhh! Grizzzly Hood!!
Action pictures! Really nice riding.
We decided to have a snack. Our food situation had been critical due to slim pickings at the NPS store at the campground. These prepackaged sandwiches were found next to the milk and begrudgingly bought as there was nothing else. But dang did they taste good at this very moment!
The road keeps descending, clinging to the side of the valley. Inconceivable views! These photos cannot replicate the feeling of the grand scale of these mountains. Much more traffic on the western side, not that it was terrible. All traffic went the same speed downhill, 20-25mph!
But make for absolutely amazing riding! The western climb is higher, so the downhill payoff from riding west is even greater! It’s easy to just cruise downhill at 25mph, with only cars and too much attention on the views the only things slowing you down.
Tomorrow we plan on hiking around a little bit.
8/6/14 The Highline Trail, Glacier National Park