“OK guys, it’s time for a Pow-Wow.”
I gathered the boys around and explained the situation.
“We can turn right here and go up and over Crowsnest Pass, which isn’t all that bad. That way we skirt Glacier National Park. If we turn left, we’re commited to going through Glacier and over a 6600-foot pass. It’ll be a long, cold, steep climb – and it might be raining. What do you think?”
“Glacier!” Daryl shouted. “Glacier! Glacier! Glacier!”
“Davy – what do you say?” I asked.
Davy chimed in with Daryl, “Glacier! Glacier! Glacier!”
We turned left.
We were well on our way to crossing the border today (or, at the very least, tomorrow morning). But then we saw the storm forming off in the distance and decided we’d better call it a day.
The forecast is calling for heavy rain starting this afternoon and all night, so we called it quits for the day and headed to the campground here in Pincher Creek. With any luck, we’ll cross the border tomorrow.