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13
Jul

Jasper National Park

Leaving Parker Ridge I was shortly at the Athatbasca Glacier and in Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway.  There are big snow machines that let you go out on the glacier which I skipped.  The $49 fee certainly had a lot to do with that.  Besides the day was starting to pass and I had to get a camp.

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11
Jul

We’re All Canadian For A Day

July 1st Canada’s birthday in case you didn’t know.  Not at all far away from the one I’m used to celebrating and I got to do it at Lake Louis – Banff National Park’s biggest attraction with plenty of others.  See I don’t always complain when people are around they’re nice to see a few days of the year.

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9
Jul

I’m In Canada!

After staying a night longer than planned in Missoula I made up for it by riding to Banff National Park in Alberta in one day instead of two.  Well I actually stayed in Kootenay British Columbia the first night thinking camps may be full in Banff.  Turned out to be a good decision as I got in a couple quiet walks the next morning through Marble Canyon and to Ocre Paintpots.

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7
Jul

Ride Report #4 – Upcoming Maintenance

I’ve traveled 8,000 miles on my V-Strom so far passing through 7 states and two providences.  Or is it 7,500 miles and 800 kilometers now?  I could have made it to this year’s destination of San Diego departing from the same point and going via Miami, Portland Maine, and Seattle with 500 miles left over to put that in perspective.  Here’s the map of where I have gone instead and I’m not even halfway yet.

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5
Jul

Finishing Montana

I know I left the last post hanging regarding both my knee and my wet tent so here’s how the rest of Montana went and a few of the other places I got to.

Returning to Missoula I went to REI to exchange the tent, but they didn’t have anything near the price I’d paid to go with so I went with one more bottle of waterproof spray not expecting my $6 tarp to last the rest of the trip. Read moreRead more

3
Jul

Glacier National Park – So Pretty It Hurts

I can finally say I’ve been to Glacier National Park.  Its a place I tried to get to once before and ended up having to cancel my trip do to a back injury.  Now I’ve made it, but still didn’t get to it explore the way I wanted to.   Read moreRead more

1
Jul

What My Trip Costs

I’ve talked a little bit about costs in two previous posts; Budget Lodging Options and Fuel Costs.  My other primary cost is food.  I’ve kept even worse track of this expense than the other two.  Originally I estimated $10/day, but feel comfortable saying I’m at $8/day, possibly less for it.

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