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Day 10 - Wednesday 19th August
we slept really well in our little log porta-cabin last night and dragged our heels getting out the door, using the wifi and taking another long hot shower - just because we could! We drove the short distance from Irwin to Jackson across a scenic mountain road. Jackson is a very pretty, very touristy, small town. Everything is built around the square in the centre and everything looks as if it's been designed by a Cowboy Western ...
... have another chance to pull in a few salmon for the freezer. I'm bring my bicycle to amuse myself and keep up my septuagenarian level of fitness. It works out for both of us, so far.
I'll be taking a few photos and posting them on Flickr.com and writing the usual Blog. I've had enough positive comments to make it fun and apparently entertaining to some.
Thanks for checking in and we'll see you again on the road...
... so we could see it again. Last time we stopped at the national information center, this time we did not.
The drive itself was not down steep mountainsides with multiple switchbacks, but long climbs up a mountainside and then a long gradual descent down the other side. The speed limit ranged from 55 to 75. But I found that with the curves and pulling the camper that I needed to go the 'truck' speed limit which was generally 10 mph less. ...
... at 7,000 feet and following it to the turnoff to Redfish Lake. This lake is well known to PNW fisheries people because it is where the last remaining Snake River Sockeye migrate to. In 1992 (or near then), Lonesome Larry was the last one. Thanks to a captive breeding program, 151 adult sockeyes returned last year. We always imagined Redfish Lake as an inaccessible, alpine pool. Instead, it is a very popular mountain destination with a lodge, cabins, beach and a busy ...
After a great night of camping we are off to see more of glacier np. This time we are on the east side of glacier. We stop to get a picture of the mountains with the perfect reflection from a lake. Within 5 minutes the reflection is gone as the wind has picked up a little. We were so lucky.
Some of the mountain views in this part are some of the best i have ever ...