I drove north towards Kalispell, MT to stay the night with Susie and Tom on my way to Glacier the next day. The drive through Kalispell led me past Ovando, MT, which is where I had my first job with Paul Roos Outfitters back when I was 16. Anyway, after about 3-4 hrs, and seeing lots of deer, I made it. Their living situation is perfect: they live in an airport community comprised of airplane owners who live around a mile long runway and fly as often as they like--unless of course it rains. I had a nice evening getting to know them better, we had a nice dinner and I slept extremely well due to a ridiculously comfortable bed.
The next morning, Susie spoiled me with a full blown egg, bacon, and blue berry pancake breakfast while Tom shared valuable map/route info with me. I ended up leaving their place with a rain check to see Glacier from the sky since it was raining! As I was driving to the park, I came across a luscious portion of the South Fork of the Flathead River and HAD to pull over and try it.
|I took 7 Cutthroats with dries in an hour. |
|The sun came out just in time to create a rainbow.|