Bicycling 4,174 Miles Across the United States

June 29th Photos

Mile 5 – Local tourist attraction outside Coumbia Falls, MT.

Mile 23 – John and Susan biking on Route 2 beginning the climb to the Continental Divide at Marias Pass.

Mile 25 – View on Route 2 while climbing to Marias Pass over the Rockies.

Mile 42 – View from Essex, MT on John and Susan riding Route 2 to Marias Pass and the Continental Divide.

Mile 42 – Historic Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, MT (see June 29th post) where I had lunch on the climb to Marias Pass and Continental Divide.

Mile 42 – View downstream of Middle Fork of the Flathead River near Essex, MT.

Mile 42 – View Upstream of Middle Fork of the Flathead River near Essex, MT.

Mile 44 – Entering Glacier National Park beginning 17 mile continuous climb to Marias Pass and Continental Divide at 5,216 feet.

Mile 47 – View of Middle Fork of the Flathead River from Route 2.

Mile 48 – Another view from Route 2 of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in Glacier National Park.

Mile 53 – Marias Pass only 6 miles further.

Diane and Nate Hart at Marias Pass/Continental Divide, 5,216 feet.

Mile 59 – Map of Marias Pass/Continental Divide.

Mile 65 – Looking towards East Glacier as I descend from Marias Pass on Route 2.

Mountain Pine Inn, East Glacier, Mt – Lodging night 13.


4 responses

  1. Al Stiles

    Looks like you’re staying at interesting hotels. Scenery looks spectacular. Love the pics. Are you riding on your own? Finding anyone to draft? Anyone drafting you?

    June 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    • Steve

      Most of the time I ride alone. My speed and conditioning puts me in the the middle out of the 8 people riding. But since I stop to take lots of pictures, I am often one of the last to arrive. Regardless, it appears that in general our group consist of better cyclist than prior groups and everyone makes good time. Yesterday for example, even though we were riding over 100 miles, I arrived at 2:30 pm and the last person arrived about 3:30 pm. This also makes for a lot of group meetings along the ride at the SAG wagon stops. Yesterday, one person did draft me for about 10 miles. I don’t tend to draft, because my frequent stops to take photos.

      July 3, 2012 at 12:06 am

  2. Tom Prichard

    We’re enjoying the daily blog and pics. Keep them coming. Very amazed and proud of your ride. T&J

    July 1, 2012 at 8:28 am

    • Steve

      Thanks Tom. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Wabash.

      July 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

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