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Oct 15, 2014 - Day 40

Hello Everyone, Sorry for the delay in getting our update to you, but we spent last night in a pretty out of the way place and internet was not really that strong. Anyway last time we spoke, we were in Bozeman having just completed a day sightseeing in Yellowstone National Park, so today we continued through "Big Sky Country" Montana, passing through a number of small towns that epitomised exactly what you would expect the American prairies to be. But the reason for our visit to this part of the country was to visit Glacier National Park....

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Aug 31, 2012 - A real surprise

We started out this morning thinking we would stay home and go thru our clothes and get our goodwill stuff ready for when we get back to a bigger town. We got tired of that real fast so we decided to go for a ride. Donald spends lots of time looking at the map to find places for us to go. He wanted to ride down to a place they call Many Glacier National Park. We drove over to a little town and I mean little. We started down the road and it seemed like there was allot of traffic. The map showed it being a dead end. There was a real pretty...

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Don't wake me up

Jul 21, 2010 - Deja vu all over again

We repeated ourselves today. First, we returned to Many Glacier Hotel where we had been 5 nights ago. They book up quite rapidly so split nights were the best we could do. Second, we again allowed our common sense to fly right out the window. We had decided on a nice walk to Grinnell Lake. Although it was a 13-mile round trip, it was an easy walk over fairly level terrain. After passing Swiftcurrent Lake and then Lake Josephine, we got the crazy notion that we didn't need to see another lake and should go to Grinnell Glacier instead. The...

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Jul 16, 2010 - Rustic charm

Today we switched to the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park. As the brochure says, "in keeping with the era, hotel amenities are minimal". The heating and cooling system is the original since the hotel was built in 1915. If you are cold, put on more covers. If you are hot, throw them off. There is no cell phone service. There is no internet. The beds are twin or double. The hotel is quite isolated and is right on a lake. As there is no other choice, one eats at the hotel and the prices are what you would expect for an exclusive...

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Jun 21, 2008 - Babb to Canada

We traveled up HWY89 and crossed into Canada just north of Babb, Montana. Babb is a true definition of a wide place in the road. It certainly does not look like a border town when compared to US/Mexico borders. Our supplies were topped off so there was no need to stop and we were eager to cross the border. The crossing was so easy there is little to report. First there was no line. We were the only vehicle crossing in or out of Canada. After a few questions and a look at our passports a very polite young man sent us on our way. He never...

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Aug 14, 2007 - Many Glacier & Grizzlies!

Today we started out for Many Glacier. We have heard that people have sited grizzlies in the area. We started out at the lodge because we were hungry. The Many Glacier Hotel is a grand historic lodge and it stands on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake. Many Glacier Hotel is the largest structure in Glacier National Park. It measures 800 feet long and 62 feet high and 40 feet wide. It was built in 1915 by the Great Northern Railway with lumber that was purchased locally. We looked around the lodge but we didn't find anything to eat but ice...

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Aug 8, 2007 - Bells, berries and bear scat

On August 8 we left Rising Sun and drove 28 miles to Many Glacier, one of the most popular parts of the park. Popularity means the campground fills every day, so we got there early to be sure and get a campsite. We checked out the Ranger Station, then rode our bikes to the Grinnell Glacier Trailhead where we picked up the loop trail around Swiftcurrent Lake. Of course the first thing that greeted us was a bear warning. With glaciers disappearing the high country dries up early, driving bears to the lower elevations to get water....

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2007 Coast 2 Coast



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