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post #1 of 18 Old 09-05-2017, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Glacier NP (smoky?)

I Have plans to ride to Glacier NP in two days....news reports paint a dire picture of dense smoke and charred forests.

We are staying in Kalispell, riding Going to the Sun, St Mary, East Glacier, Nimrod loop back to Kalispell.
I'm hoping someone local can give me some info...

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Not positive, but hear the park was evacuated. Smoke was bad in Missoula a few days back. 1/4 mile visibility tops. Now its that way even here in Spokane.
I would suggest another plan this trip.

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Just checked and Glacier evacuation started Sunday PM.

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I would suggest another plan this trip.
Yep...the more I hear the more I agree. Thanks for the input!

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This where the dragons spout fire and smoke.
If you run into Raul and Mike and Benny say hi. They are headed to Glacier too.
When I did the Bear Tooth the Yellowstone fire had a pall over the area. Not so Scenic!
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This where the dragons spout fire and smoke.
If you run into Raul and Mike and Benny say hi. They are headed to Glacier too.
When I did the Bear Tooth the Yellowstone fire had a pall over the area. Not so Scenic!
I followed Don's advice....we'll be going to Colorado this year instead of Glacier NP.....maybe Going to the Sun next year.

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Man, I wish I could get out and tootle around again. Caregiving is a awesome responsibility that really puts a cramp on goofing off.
A friend in Santa Barbara recently put his wife in a home, alzheimer's issue, But it's $5500 a month.
My wife isn't quite to the point of totally not knowing where she is or who she yet and putting here in a home would be very upsetting to her.
Hey, it's what we signed up for at the alter, " In sickness and in Health to death do we part."
Can't very well shove them in a broom closet and run of to Colorado, can we?
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Caregiving is a awesome responsibility that really puts a cramp on goofing off.
And you're an awesome person for accepting that responsibility; She is lucky to have you. I had a very small sample of caregiving when my wife had a mysterious illness for two years. She slept 18 to 20 hours every day, I had our bedroom completely darkened and everything in the house padded so as not to make any noise. I am so grateful it was only two years!

I wish I had something better to say...... You have my sympathy...

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Hey, it's what we signed up for at the alter, " In sickness and in Health to death do we part."
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