I finally made it over Marias Pass. It is a bit different from the 4 passes we crossed in WA. More gradual climb and no long descent on the other side. Truthfully, I was a bit disappointed that the Continental Divide wasn’t a bigger deal.
12 miles or so after the pass you roll into East Glacier. Totally different from the much more rugged and forested West Glacier which we passed through yesterday.
The rivers are now flowing the same direction as I’m riding. Water flows downhill so I’ve got that going for me…which is nice.
Bison are really big critters.
This type of geography is what I’ll be seeing for the next 1000 miles or so. Long straight stretches with rolling hills.
Less than 24 hrs ago we were on the other side of those mountains. A bit difficult to comprehend.
We’ll be crisscrossing the Lewis & Clark Trail many times over the next couple weeks. If you’re interested in Lewis & Clark, I would highly recommend reading Undaunted Courage. Great book.
Rolled into Cut Bank mid-afternoon. It was not as easy riding on the plains as I expected. Crosswind most of the afternoon. Felt like it was trying to blow my tires out from under me.
I really have no idea what to expect now. It definitely won’t be as easy as I had hoped/imagined.
There’s only one way to find out and that’s to…