50 State Challenge Map

50 State Challenge Map
States completed

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Montana race day

Unfortunately my phone died around mile 10 so I have limited photos of the race and post race.  But, this was a great course.  Nice and FLAT.  Perfect.  Nice job, Missoula.

A very nice bonus today was that the weather reports all said rain and thunderstorms this morning. It wasn't looking too good.  But rather than rain we had a little bit of overcast with temps in the mid 50s.  Solid.

In the end I finished in 1:51:31.

Up next:  Alaska

A very nice sunrise before start time.


Montana day 3

Today was the Expo followed by some breakfast at Hob Nob on Higgins.  At that point the clouds started to come in and rain soon followed.






All set




Before

After


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Montana day 2

It was a day filled with mountains and lakes and then more mountains and lakes followed by even more mountains and lakes.  You'll see what I mean when you scroll through the pictures below.

It was difficult to know when to stop looking for the best picture because the entire day was filled with incredible scenes.  I started at 7 am driving from Missoula to Whitefish with a few stops along the way at Polson and Flathead Lake.  That was followed by lunch in Whitefish followed by a quick stop at Whitefish Lake.

At that point I started driving over to Glacier National Park to take the Going-to-the-Sun  Road.  It's a winding road (I'd recommend those afraid of heights to approach with caution) up the entire mountain with incredible views of lakes, mountains and mountain tops.

It was a lot of fun.  Enjoy the pics with more to come tomorrow.


Flathead Lake










Downtown Whitefish
Lunch at Buffalo Cafe

Whitefish Lake





Glacier National Park, Going-to-the-Sun Road 

Lake Left Behind




















Made it


Not a bad view from 8,987 ft







You can see the "Sun Road" as it winds along the mountain on the right 





Heading home