Riding 900 miles in sunny, warm to hot weather sets your expectations for Glacier National Park really high. But this is the Rocky mountains and weather is not what is predicted, or what you want or expect……weather is what you get when you arise, open the curtains and look outside. We got crap. Heavy, low cloud cover and rain……there it is, what are you going to do?
Our reservations after 3 nights had us onto Great Falls MT to see the C.M. Russell Museum. We decided we would return next summer and try another Glacier National Park Motorcycle Trip, oh well, make the best of what you have. We made our first of three trips across Going to the Sun Road in pretty miserable weather. It was raining, cold and you couldn’t tell there were mountains. All the way over and back, all we could claim was that we had indeed rode GTTSR. We always carry rain gear so that wasn’t so bad, it was just disappointing. Smile, it could be worse.
We hung around Whitefish and still had a good time, eating at, “Wrap & Roll” and visiting shops. Karla was checking the schedule for the Russell Museum the day before we headed over and found Great Falls had some rain too. 3″ in a half-hour had been too much, the museum, “sprung a leak” and was now closed for repairs.
Without a motivation to stay with plans, and no room in our hotel, we scrambled to find a room. The weather was going to break and we had another shot at the park. Our membership with Holiday Inn Express, guarantees us a room…..and then there’s the fine print….meaning it generally doesn’t work. Somehow this time it worked in Kalispell and we rode 15 miles south to our new basecamp.
Stuck in your room because of rain? Karla watches Olympics….
I catch up on some needed ironing