Well, folks – I’m all by myself now. I just dropped Megan and Twiggy off at the bustling Kalispell “International” (because it’s 50 miles from Canada) Airport, and am now at the Kalispell Library uploading the rest of our photos – hooray! By the way, The internet access here is one of the finest setups I’ve seen anywhere – and all the terminals run Linux! I apologize for the vast number of nature shots we’ve taken, but Glacier National Park is really one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever been. Also, there’s several shots at the end that will appear to be of the same rocky crag – they’re all shots that I insisted Megan take of far-off bighorn sheep – if you zoom in a lot, you may be able to see the brownish blobs…they’re sheep – really! Needless to say, Megan and I had a great time in Glacier, and had a couple of really great hikes (our cycling cleats didn’t bother us so much, but it’s amazing how you use different muscles for hiking versus cycling – we thought we were in shape!) I’m looking forward to having a second run in the park as I ride though on my bike – I may decide to take an extra day there to get in another hike or two. We saw some mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, and even a bear (i think it’s a black bear, but it may be a grizzly). Those shots of the bear, by the way, are a bit blurry because they were taken while I was hastily backing away saying ‘hey, bear….hey, bear…’ – he caught me a bit by surprise.
It was sad to drop Megan off, and it’s a little intimidating to be on my own – but given the number of cycle tourists we saw on our way into town today, I’m sure I’ll find some folks to ride with from time to time.
Okay – time to get moving again – I’ll try and keep you all posted as my cell phone allows. Ride On!