Eureka, MT to Whitefish, MT 55 miles
Today's ride was a slog. It rained almost the whole way from Eureka to Whitefish with a steady uphill grade and lousy road with very small shoulders. Mostly it was just about enduring.
The best part of the day was the "Old Tobacco" road out of Eureka. It was quite isolated and scenic but again hilly. We stayed on that for about 14 miles. We crossed our first two cattle guards. Definitely walked those.
Highway 93 is the most bike unfriendly road I've ever been on. Unfortunately there is really no other road to take.
We're pooped. Staying at the Best Western in Whitefish. Glad to be in a motel tonight. This is instead of an InReach message.
We were so wiped out from yesterday that we decided to rent a car to visit Glacier today. We have re - joined our friends Lorriann and Dale so we are going to be tourists together. We figure being old and having good credit trumps being young and strong!
Tomorrow we are going to start climbing Maria's Pass, doing it in stages to make it easier.