One of the great things about camping is meeting people doing the same thing. In Glacier National Park we met Mael Fabiani. The young Frenchman is touring America on the cheap, riding a Chinese scooter.
“It’s not very fast”, he told us adding, “35 m.p.h. tops. Maybe 5 or 10 on a steep hill.
Every night Mael beds downin a small tent, or, goes couch surfing. That’s an internet group in which member agree to be each other’s house guests.
Late in the day a couple rode up to the campsite next to us on bicycles. After introductions the man explained that he and his eleven-year-old daughter were on a 400-mile bike
tour. They set up camp and peddled out the next morning.
As they were leaving I asked if I could take their picture as we
passed them in the next hour. He said, “Sure, but please don’t honk like the others. Riding uphill is hard enough”.
As we both were heading for Logan Pass we waved, smiled, and
took this picture.