Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Heat




The next couple of days we spent traveling through 100 degree heat. Crossing Idaho and part of Montana on our way to Glacier National Park, we got a full dose of hot weather.
We camped at roadside spots that were not state or federal campgrounds, but merely spots where someone had camped before us. We would stop at rest areas and soak our t-shirts in a faucet or sprinkler and put it on dripping wet, but within 15 to 20 minutes of riding would be dry again.
My bike burned about a half qt of oil during this three day period, but not a drop the rest of my trip. Weird. I guess it was the heat.
Finally, we reached Glacier Nat. Park on day 10. This was probably my favorite part of the trip. Even though there were a lot of tourists, the park is beautiful and worth the trip from Alaska.

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