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Jul 4, 2014 - East Glacier Lodge/Purple Spoon

Glacier Park Lodge is located just outside the boundaries of Glacier National Park in the village of East Glacier Park, Montana. The lodge was built in 1913 by the Glacier Park Company, a subsidiary of the Great Northern Railway. It was the first of a series of hotels built in and near Glacier National Park by the Great Northern to house visitors brought to the park by the railroad. Glacier Park Lodge was intended to be a signature building. The lodge is built around a three-story lobby measuring 200 feet by 100 feet, lined with Douglas-fir...

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Jul 15, 2010 - Oh, how we suffer!

Lesson for the day: How can you tell a grizzly from a black bear? Grizzlies have smaller ears - and if you are close enough to tell that, you are in trouble! Our current accommodations are in East Glacier Park Village. The plusses about our hotel: it is cheap; it has a decent shower; it is convenient to Glacier National Park. The negatives are: no potable water - one must drink only bottled water; no internet; the bed is as hard as a rock. Oh, well. Today we hiked up (note how common the word "up" is becoming) to Aster Falls and then Aster...

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Jul 14, 2010 - Up, up and away

Lesson for the day: What is the difference between grizzly and black bear poop? Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur. Grizzly's have bear bells in them and smell like pepper spray. Our aborted tour of yesterday was on for today. We took a helicopter ride for a bird's eye view of a part of the park. The park is too large to see it all in less than a full day of flying. Although there was little wind today, the clouds were heavy on the mountain tops. We flew along the Continental Divide but were not...

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Sep 6, 2009 - Glacier's Waterfalls, Mountain Lakes, & Wildlife

To really see Glacier they tell you to get off the road, how true. Marilyn and I have hiked about 10 miles, so far, of trails to visit mountain lakes, and waterfalls. The bonus on these hikes has been a chance to see some wildlife, although limited. Our first hike started at Logan Pass and when up to Hidden Lake. The operative word is “up”. Although neither a long hike, 3 miles total, and only 500 feet of elevation change, for “flatlanders” at altitude you know it. Logan Pass is at 6,900 feet so we got near 7,400, good exercise. Oh, if you...

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Sep 2, 2009 - Glacier National Park - Rugged Beauty

We are spending 6 days at Glacier National Park which is tucked in the northwest corner of Montana. Glacier became a national park in 1910 and is famous for not only the glaciers but The Road to The Sun. This is 48 mile road that crosses the mountain range and park from St. Mary to West Glacier. Cut into the sides of the mountain in many areas it is truly and credit to those who built it and maintain it today. Official named The Road to the Sun and call the “most beautiful mountain road in the world” at the dedication it allows visitors to...

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Jun 12, 2006 - On our way to Glacier National Park

We pulled out of White Sulphur Springs and headed north and northwest to Great Falls and on to Glacier Meadow RV Park, just south of Glacier National Park. In Great Falls we crossed the Missouri river and it was out of its banks and muddy (of course). I always thought of Montana as prairie land, sand and sagebrush. As we headed north, we drove through lush farm land. Lots of hay, some grain and a little corn. I was surprised. We also passed through one place where there were dozens of wind turbines, I mean huge jobbies! As through Wyoming,...

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Jul 30, 2005 - Checking out the East side of Glacier

From our "base camp" at Glacier Meadows, some 17 miles south of East Glacier, we started off this morning to see what the "East side" of the park offered. The answer is - plenty. In fact, there are many more options for places to go on the east side than on the west side. We were surprised to find on this busy Saturday at the peak of the season that only ONE of a half dozen National Park campgrounds was full. We anticipated we'd find lots of traffic, lines of people, etc. But that just wasn't the case. In fact we've begun wondering where...

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