OK, I’m an idiot. The first two closures were out of my control. Snow on Monday night meant the closure of the South Entrance to Yellowstone from Grand Teton despite the fact I had diligently checked before hand that it had opened as planned on May 9th. The road to Canyon Village from the south was closed the next day due to a burst water main that was causing the road to subside. This meant missing out the northern section of the ‘Grand Loop’ and retracing back via Old Faithful. The third closure caused me to drive unnecessarily from East Glacier to West Glacier because I hadn’t been as diligent about checking the opening dates for crossing Logan pass on the Going-to-the-Sun road, supposedly one of the most spectacular drives in the US. When I found out that the road doesn’t generally open until mid June it meant retracing back to Browning before heading north to Canada. I suppose I need to get use to the extra mileage for the long legs ahead of me in Canada and Alaska.

My Location

I crossed the border at the very quiet Port of Piegan. No lines, no people, just the US and Canadian border and customs officers. Having declared my food items and answering the usual questions I was on my way again finishing the day in Calgary where the first service was due on the Land Cruiser.