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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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Aug 25, 2014 - Glacier National Park

Well got up early this morning and opened the trailer door to check the weather. It was really foggy. But we got in the truck and started for Logan Pass. As we got about a mile or so inside the park the fog began to lift and this big yellow thing appeared in the sky. We didn't know what it was at first as we had not seen one in 5 days. So the sun burned off all the fog and the day was great. We arrived at Logan Pass and I went on a hike to Hidden Lake while Dianna went to the Visitor Center and read her Kindle book. Logan Pass is at 6700...

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Aug 22, 2014 - Back in the USA

A summary since the last entry as Wifi in Waterton Lakes was spotty at best. August 20, 2014 Got up this morning to overcast skies. Today was the day for the ranger led hike across the border to Glacier NP. I debated on whether I was going to go with the weather conditions the way they were. Then when I decided to go to the boat dock to get my return trip ticket on the shuttle boat, it started to rain and that cinched it. No hike for me in the rain. After a short time the rain stopped and the sky became mostly cloudy so we took a short...

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Aug 20, 2014 - Glacier National Park, MT

Today was more rain but we were dressed for it so it didn’t bother us as much. We took the truck and drove up to Polebridge and looked around there awhile. Of course, we bought the pastries that are always there. It had stopped raining by then, but it was still muddy. Then we decided to drive on to Lake Bowman. It was six miles of dirt road, one lane, which made meeting another car interesting. At the top was a campground and the lake. It was just noon, so we had our picnic lunch and then looked around. The boys found some good skipping...

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Aug 19, 2014 - Glacier National Park, MT

Today was a bust. We got up late since we had gotten up early the day before. We didn’t leave the trailer until almost noon. We decided a boat ride on Lake Macdonald was in order. We drove up there and since the 1:30 was full, we got tickets for the 3:00. What to do until then? We went down to Apgar Visitor Center and looked around there. On to the village, and what did we find there except ice cream! Yum, good. We went back to catch the 3:00 boat, but as we were driving up there I was looking at a darkening sky. The heavens opened up while...

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Aug 18, 2014 - Glacier National Park, Montana

Hello Everyone, Today we finally made it back to the USA!! We drove from Banff, Alberta, Canada to St. Mary, Montana to visit Glacier National Park. Today we took a 1.5 mile scooter ride from the campground (St. Mary, East Glacier KOA) to Glacier National Park visitor’s center. From there we took the free Shuttle Bus all over the entire park on the famous ‘Going-To-The-Sun Road’, stopping at Logan Pass (highest elevation in park). It was a good thing we took the bus because the road was right on the edge of a cliff and made Jeannie quite...

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Aug 18, 2014 - Glacier National Park, MT

Today we left early to drive the Going to the Sun road. We took Don and Diane’s smaller SUV rather than the truck because it would fit on the road better. It was cloudy and I was concerned we wouldn’t have good weather, but I shouldn’t have been. While we were on the portion before we got to the mountains we looked up at the fog, and once we got to them we looked down on the fog. It was really cool to see it and to look down on where we had just come from and see the fog. We stopped at the Logan Pass Visitor Center for a while to look...

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Aug 17, 2014 - Glacier National Park, MT

A lazy start to a day filled with driving. We didn’t get on our way until nearly 10 o’clock. But then we drove for almost 7 hours, well 6 really because we stopped for lunch. The landscape changed from pines to lakes to mountains. All really pretty, but I’ll bet you are tired of seeing mountains! We arrived at the campground first and while we were setting up Don and Diane showed up. We couldn’t have planned it better. Don is Larry’s brother and Diane is his wife, for those of you who don’t know them. It was a great reunion. We drove into...

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