Bye, Bye Missoula: Alaska Here We Come

Posted on July 5, 2010


Two Amigos: Still Lookin' & Smellin' Good

Off to Alaska, Rudi & Jesse Depart June 29, 2010

Rudi almost crashes twice while getting departure pictures taken. Nervous? Not Rudi.

Our route takes a detour immediately through the Swan valley to Glacier National Park. It’s less crowded than Highway 93 and it happens to go past Holland Lake where Jesse and Angel will be wed next July. We play on the two-mile dirt road to the lake, being motorcycle guys, we know what’s important. Angel is important.

The Groom-To-Be At Holland Lake

Glacier is all we would want with the “Going to the Sun Highway” as beautiful and awe inspiring as always. The construction delays are a positive, you can soak up the scenery as you wait.

Rudi Supervising the Repair Work: Views in Background

Camp the first night is in “bear country” and we receive instructions on how to handle our edibles and smellables … not Rudi’s shorts and socks … rather toothpaste, deodorant, etc. along with food. A fed bear is a dead bear and nobody needs that so we adhere to the guidelines using bear boxes and bear-proof containers as a black bear ambles through the back of the campground causing some commotion.

Bears Love To See A Picnic Like This!

A good first day. But problems are looming that will affect the trip.

Stay tuned.

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