Day 8 Thompson Falls to Missoula, Montana 102 miles

24 Jun

Pedaled out of Thompson Falls fully carbo loaded with Minnie’s Mountain Cafe’s giant breakfast.  We started our journey out of town with a wild life warning to watch for Jackalope and Moose crossing.

SAM_1890We traveled through the state of Montana with the epic views of ice capped mountains that got closer and closer as we road up and into the Rocky Mountains.

 

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4 1/2 mile climb up to the Flathead Indian Reservation

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At mile 97, we entered Missoula to stay two nights a the University of Montana.  The school hosts 15,000 students during the school year.  The city is at an elevation of 3,209 feet (978 m) above sea level, with nearby Mount Sentinel and Mount Jumbo steeply rising to 5,158 feet and 4,768 feet.

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Every 20 to 25 miles we can expect to see a refreshing sight – the VeloSante hospitality of Charlton, Lynn, Will and Gene, all who work together to treat us riders to cold drinks and carbs to keep us going.
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