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Jun 27, 2015 - Glacier National Park (West)

We were reminded throughout the day of the title of a song by the Eagles – “Peaceful Easy Feeling”. The lyrics don’t fit, but the title sure does! We had a peaceful, relaxing two-hour raft trip down the Middle Fork of the Flatiron River. Our group consisted of three rafts with 7 people in each raft. It was the most peaceful time we’ve had on this trip. We just sat back and relaxed, with our feet over the side of the raft feeling the cool, clear waters of the river admiring God’s creation in the form of the Rocky Mountains. We did see one...

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Jun 26, 2015 - Glacier National Park (West)

Once again, it was another beautiful day in the Montana Rockies. We completed our visit to the eastern part of Glacier National Park and drove the Going to the Sun Road from St. Mary, stopping at Logan Pass for a short break, and then on to West Glacier. The road down the western slope is noticeably different; it’s narrower with more precipitous drop-offs. And in our lane, away from the drop-offs, the rocks were perilously close to our car. We noticed quite soon that the drivers in the left lane going up the mountain with the drop-off to...

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Jun 25, 2015 - Glacier National Park (East)

What a wonderful day! Clear skies, mid-70s, slight breeze – a great day to hike In Glacier National Park. We began by driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Logan Pass, stopping at the Visitor Center on the Continental Divide at 6646 ft above sea level. We had decided on doing two hikes from there, the Highline Trail and the Hidden Lake Trail. We went about ½ mile on the Highline Trail before the lack of oxygen at that level got to us, so we headed back and tried the Hidden Lake Trail. We went about a mile, trudging through the snow, and...

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Jun 24, 2015 - Glacier National Park (East)

It took us a bit longer to get here than we planned on. We had a couple of road construction delays of more than 30 minutes, and a lot of other construction where the going was slow. This is the time of year for road work – they can’t do it in winter. But it was a nice drive, nonetheless. About 4 hours before we got here we could see the Rocky Mountains off in the distance. Quite a sight! We don’t know how the first pioneers didn’t turn back when they saw these mountains. We only had a chance to get in one hike after we arrived at Glacier...

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Jun 21, 2015 - Glacier National Park

Day 9 Sunday 6-21-The longest day of the year. Cool this AM. Was 47 overnight. High today 70. Sunny & some clouds. What a marvelous day. Glacier National Park is all that it is advertised to be and more. We took the "Going-To-The-Sun-Road" from the east entrance through about half of the park past St. Mary's Lake to Logan Pass and on to Weeping Wall where we turned back east. (I'm saving the western half of the park for another trip). The vistas are spectacular, the Rocky Mountains are rugged, strong and majestic, huge. We walked on a...

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Jun 14, 2015 - Glacier National Park

... and back East we go! Brian and I both agree that Glacier National Park we or favorite of all the parks we visited. You really have to see it to understand it. The mountains and lakes, let alone all the waterfalls, are so majestic. There are still a few glaciers left, which basically look like snow piles. Scientists day the glaciers will be all melted by 2030. We only see a few deer as far as wildlife go. I wish we had seen a Grizzly Bear or mountain goat! Oh, and the Going-To-The-Sun road is the main road that goes through the park....

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Trip Journal

Our Road Trip

May 21, 2015 - Bozeman, Montana to Glacier National Park, Montana

Thursday, May 21, 2015 Bozeman, Montana to Apgar Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana 331.4 miles TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: "All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move." - Benjamin Franklin And guess which class I am?! LOL....my mother calls me her "traveling girl". I refer to myself sometimes as the "prodigal daughter" because I do come home...sometimes. And people Jenny works with often will ask her where her parents are and she will answer "I don't know really....

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Sep 15, 2014 - Glacier National Park

After four great days in the Cashmere, WA vicinity it was time to hit the road again. This time our destination was Glacier National Park in Montana. This was a two day trek to Coram, Mt, which is close to the west gate of the park, and the Sundance RV Park where we planned to stay for two days. So for our one night on the road we chose to stay in Hadley, Idaho which is just north of Coeur d’Alene. We decided to boondock at their Walmart Supercenter. It was nicely arranged with RV only parking on the perimeter of their parking lot. It was...

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Sep 4, 2014 - Calgary

We drove from Many Glacier to Calgary today. Beautiful country; easy driving. At least it was easy until we got into Calgary. We had the GPS programmed for the center of Calgary instead of the motel we were aiming for. And, of course, I was driving. White knuckle time. The GPS had not heard of Best Western, but it knew where the Radisson Hotel was, so we went there and they kindly gave me the address for Best Western. The tour guide is entertaining; dinner was great; bed was even better.

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Sep 3, 2014 - Last Day in Glacier

On Wednesday morning, we set out for Many Glaciers with a stop at the St. Mary's Visitor Center where we watched a film about the Native Americans whose home was in Glacier prior to its becoming a National Park. Seems to me we have much to learn from them. One of the saddest things is that the glaciers I remember from our first trip here are almost gone. Predictions are that all will be gone by 2020. The drive up to Many Glaciers was short, and since we had no problem getting a campsite in other Glacier campgrounds, we didn't really hurry....

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Sep 2, 2014 - Glacier National Park

On Tuesday, we spent almost all day driving over the Going to the Sun Road. This is some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere: glacially carved mountains and valleys, lacy waterfalls (one 492 feet high), steep canyon sides dipping into valleys with clear, rushing streams. And traffic! We managed to get a bit too cosy with one of the rock retaining walls on the extremely narrow roads and now have a mark down the right side of the van. Bummer. But at least it didn't do any serious damage. We first drove alongside Lake...

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Aug 26, 2014 - Glacier National Park

Another great sunny day here in the Glacier National Park. This is such a great national park. Some say it has the best scenery of any U.S. National Park and I think they are correct. The mountain scenery is beautiful but with only one road in the park, this is a hikers park. The best way to see it is to get out in it. Today I went on a 7 mile round trip hike on the Highline Trail near Logans Pass. The trail is cut into the side of the mountains of the Continental Divide with portions of the trail only about 3 feet wide with the rock face...

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