Having looked at the profile of the "Going to the Sun Road" climb in Glacier.....gulp it appears rather challenging and I've not done anything similar in awhile. So, I drove 14 miles up to Windy Point to begin the 11 mile climb to Summerhaven.
Whoa, what is going on here? A commercial for Kraft Mayonnaise is being created. There were 18 vehicles and two sheriff SUVs to do a one day shoot. I'll be sure to look for the finished commercial.
And then, all this before I begin my ride, this guy has a telescope set up so anyone can view the sun. Pretty cool as I could see flares exiting the sun's surface. OK, then I got on the bike and....
....began the climb, passing this iconic formation.
Nice view looking down the mountain. What a treasure to have this mountain, only 5 miles from our home.
I fared better than I expected, reaching a point just above Summerhaven and looking to the northwest.
Some new businesses have opened in Summerhaven, much needed but I have no idea what this is but I like the exterior.
I gulped down a diet Mountain Dew and then headed back. I finished with 22 miles and 2600' of climbing. We begin our drive to MT on Sunday and I hope to get in one more ride before we go.