Traveling by Bicycle Across America

Day 18 Over the top: Cross Continental Divide

Dan riding near Marias pass

I am over the Rocky Mountains! I climbed enough to cross the contenental divide yesterday riding up Going to the
Sun Road. I met Dan from Pennsylvania before Marias Pass (5215 feet). We chatted for a while and met again at Brownies Hostel in East Glacier. I almost camped at the pass, but it started raining and the wind was really howling.

At the beginning of the climb the grade was almost 15 percent. I was concerned about being able to make it over. After that first “hill,” the grades was more moderate and I made it over the top. The rain and wind pushed me downhill to East Glacier.

It has rained part of everyday for more than a week. Tomorrow is supposed to be dry at least after I get out of East Glacier.


Glacier National Park


From West Glacier


  1. terry

    have someone take your pic shular. I love you. hope your anniversary was as great as mine. love you….you need a new jacket.
    ps… I love the Library!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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