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Jul 17, 2014 - Glacier Day 2

This morning we were out the door and in Glacier Park by 7:30. Another perfect day with w mild breezes and temps in the low 80’s. We traveled Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is one of the world’s most spectacular highways. The 50 mile long road bisects the heart of Glacier and follows the shores of the park’s two largest lakes, hugging the cliffs below the Continental Divide as it traverses Logan Pass. The views are incredible with waterfalls, glaciers, snowcapped mountains, and lush forest…SO beautiful!! We got to Logan’s pass and hiked 1.5...

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Jul 16, 2014 - Glacier National Park

Jul 16 - Wed. We're on our way! This morning, we doive 160 miles to Johnson's of St Mary, and could not have asked for better weather. Sunny, cool, and NO HUMIDITY! There are gently rolling hills here with scattered ranches, NICE ranches, huge hay bales and apparently, open range, as we had horses and cattle running right in front of us. We got to Johnson’s RV park around noon, located right outside of Glacier East. A pretty view of Lake ____, but the amenities are a bit lacking. We each got a token a day for a 6 minute shower, and with the...

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Jul 11, 2014 - My Apologies

We lost our communications, computers so the blog officially stopped. This is jus to finish the trip. We traveled east on US HWY 2 as far as Williston, ND and experienced the oil boom first hand. Overnighted in he Walmart parking lot with an estimated 60 other RVs, some looking like it was home to them. Then down to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and over to Fargo, ND where we sopped at a wonderful donut shop and bought a T shirt at the local HD shop. Then on to Minneapolis, MN to visit some friends and packed in their driveway for three...

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THERE WE ARE

Jul 3, 2014 - Glacier National Park

Went to the Glacier National Park visitors centre and got road and weather updates for the day. The "Going-to-the-Sun" Road (the East-West access route across the park) only opened yesterday. They had 8 inches of rain over 5 days, landslides, 20 inches of snow in the higher elevations and snow-slides that had to be cleared first. It started out clear, but the rain moved in after we reached Logan's Pass, so we turned around and will give it another go tomorrow. Friday... Woke up today to clear, sunny skies. Drove all the way through to Apgar...

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2014 Alaska Trip

Jun 23, 2014 - Crown of the Continent--Glacier National Park

Montana is big skies, big mountains and big scenery. The jewel of Montana has to be Glacier National Park. It is part of the world’s first International Peace Park (which is shares with Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park.) Glacier is one of the largest unspoiled ecosystems in the continental U.S. We saw bighorn sheep, elk, black bear and fox. Sightings of moose and grizzly are common. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails to explore. You can see a lot from your car, but many folks take advantage of tour buses, scenic boat tours,...

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Gulliver's Travels

Jun 5, 2014 - Surprise in Glacier National Park

We were sitting outside cooking our dinner the first night we arrived at Glacier Park and a couple came by to say Hi to some fellow Arizonians. To both our surprise it was good Cursillo friends Bill and Regina from Arizona! We have had a blast the last 3 days exploring Glacier Park together. We have seen beautiful mountains, waterfalls, vegetation, 100 year old lodges and wild life.

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May 25, 2014 - Glacier National Park

We have finally made it to Glacier and are staying a couple of days. That drive from Yellowstone to Missoula almost did Tom in! I hate to tell him that some of the days driving in BC and the Yukon may be longer. Glacier is beautiful. You can only go 16 miles on the Road to the Sun but the snow capped mountains and rushing streams are a sight to see. The road that you can take is around McDonald Lake. This lake is huge! As you are driving, there are waterfalls that threaten the road from the spring runoff and mountain streams with rapids...

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Sep 20, 2013 - Crossing the Great Divide

It was very interesting, crossing the mythical line that separates the western states and the West Coast from the portions of the country that are part of the Mississippi River system. The Continental Divide meant so much to Americans of the past two hundred years because it represented that western portion of the country that had yet to be "tamed". When the Lewis and Clark Company of Adventure reached this point everything that lay ahead was unknown and if it had not been for their Indian guides and local tribes our history might have...

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Sep 6, 2013 - North to the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

It was another drab day, threatening rain, so we decided to go north across the border into Canada's portion of Glacier. Year's ago when the park was established the US and Canada jointly established the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. It didn't take too long to get to the Canadian border, though it was challenging to maneuver around the free-range cows and horses. One cow, in particular, was not wanting to move. It finally did, but with a swish of his tail on Bill's door. This seems to be the norm around Montana. The park in...

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Sep 5, 2013 - Glacier - Logan Pass

This morning we awoke to the sun. I was optimistic. We dressed like hikers with all our gear and entered the park at St. Marys for a trip up to the Logan Pass Visitors Center with the intention of taking a hike there (not a long one). We were on the road about 10 minutes and it started to cloud over. By the time we got to Logan Pass it was raining cats and dogs. There were definitely some seasoned hikers there with all their rain gear (mostly in their 30s). I asked Bill if he wanted to go in the rain and he looked at me like I had three...

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Sep 4, 2013 - Glacier National Park Many Glacier area

What a day it was today! The first thing we did today was to go to the Visitors Center/Rangers Stations at Many Glacier area (one of the several in the Park.) While I went into the ladies room, Bill talked to the ranger about what hike to take. She suggested that we do the hike to Iceberg Lake, a 4.8 mi hike (her personal favorite) which goes by Ptarmigan waterfall, because it was a beautiful day and the weather was going to change tomorrow. The trailhead was at the Many Glacier Hotel. We parked and found several trailheads, but, as you...

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Sep 3, 2013 - Glacier National Park

Today we took a bus trip from St. Mary (east Glacier), across "Going to the Sun Road" to west Glacier. Don't you know that it was raining! Not a lot, but just a steady sprinkle. And it was cooler, below 80 deg. You'll see the picture of our special red bus with a convertible top. We put the top up and down several times during the 6 hr. trip. and thank goodness, blankets were provided. Lisa, the bus driver, was very good and entertaining and full of great information about the park. It really is beautiful scenery. I'm just disappointed that...

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