A Wonderful Week

By Alice Little Caldwell

Although I have participated in previous Fuller Center Bike Adventures, this is my first week back – for the segment from Bozeman, Montana to Glacier National Park. As I flew into Bozeman, I was awed by the beauty of the mountains.  I have become more acquainted with them from the seat of a bicycle. On Tuesday, we left from Whitehall, Montana, where we stayed in a very hospitable United Methodist Church. The members served us dinner and a hot breakfast the next morning. We had explored the town the day before and found the best ice cream deal – a heaping cup of Montana ice cream for a small town price. 

On Tuesday, the day started off with a climb to the Pipestone Pass at 6,749 feet. Descending from the pass was fun. The day remained sunny and grew pretty hot. We followed bike paths, gravel paths and a detour. We had a long stretch going toward Warm Springs with the wind at our back. As we approached Deer Lodge, the skies started to darken, but we managed to get to the St. Mary’s Center with just a few drops of rain. Once again, we received a plentiful dinner of salads. We are grateful for all the generous hospitality we receive every day. 

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