This trip started on Monday, July 21st. Unlike my Western States Tour, I had company on this entire ride. My friend and regular riding partner Will came along.
The route was 1,520 miles long and took five days. The original plan was to stay within the US borders, but wildfires blocked both Hwy 2 and Hwy 20, so we detoured into Canada for a few hours on our way east. The two of us were on the road for five days: two days to Kalispell, Montana, our staging point; one day in Glacier, and two days to return, via a southern route. By traveling during the week, we encountered less traffic and congestion at Glacier.
For this trip, we reserved camp sites for the first and last evening, and a two-day motel stay in Kalispell, our staging area for day three’s trip into Glacier.