For the second year in a row, Kailee, myself, and some friends made a late May pilgrimage to ride our bikes on the most recognizable road in Montana. For anyone who hasn’t yet ridden the Going To The Sun Road, do yourself a favor and get up there sometime. It seems there are two more weekends this year before the road opens to motorized use.

Anyway, here are a few photos from the trip:

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Jake riding by the Weeping Wall
Fog
Jake, Patrick, and Peter climbing through the fog.

It was a foggy day, which made for some great photos. Fortunately, it was warm enough that we stayed pretty comfortable, especially on the way up.

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Group photo by the first tunnel.

Left to right in the above photo: Kailee, Peter, Jake, Patrick, Katie, and Tom.

 

 

 

 

 

Bike in snow
Who needs a bike rack anyway?

The snow level at the top was a little disconcerting. This photo was taken at the top of Logan Pass. Last year at the same time, we couldn’t get to this spot, and it was covered in at least 6 feet of snow.

We got a lot luckier with wildlife sightings this year, catching sight of two herds of bighorn sheep and a black bear with two cubs.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheep making their way up the road. Photo by Kailee Carnes
peter bear
Whoops! Maybe let’s wait a minute before going around that corner…photo by Kailee Carnes

 

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Kailee and me enjoying the scenery. Seriously, sometimes it’s hard to believe this place actually exists. Photo by Peter Leclaire

After a great ride, we took a short hike before camping for the night on Lake McDonald. On Sunday morning, we hiked to Arrow Lake (round trip just under 15 miles).

Jesse Arrow Lake
Photo by Kailee Carnes

We came home Sunday night. Now back in Missoula for another week of work, then the most competitive Pengelly Double Dip ever on Saturday. It’s gonna hurt a lot. Until next time, happy adventuring!

 

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