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Hungry Horse Dam

Dam

It was frozen in areas

Jared

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Jared throwing a rock in frozen Lion Lake

Jared

I wish I had caught the crashing of the ice. :-)


We had another fun day with Jared today. We visited the Hungry Horse Dam in Hungry Horse, Montana. The Hungry Horse Project received it's name from two husky freight horses working in the rugged wilderness of the Flathead River's South Fork area.

They wandered away from their sleigh during the severe winter of 1900-01. After struggling for a month in belly-deep snow, they were found so starved and weak that considerable care and feeding was needed to nurse them back to health. The name Hungry Horse stuck and was given to a mountain, a lake, a creek, the dam and the project.

Hungry Horse Dam is Montana's highest and the eleventh largest concrete dam in the U.S. Just a stone's throw from Glacier National Park's west entrance is the 564-foot Hungry Horse Dam and Reservoir. The Reservoir was almost frozen when we visited. After the dam, we drove back into Glacier National Park for one last visit for Jared. Another great day in the awesome state of Montana.

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