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Sep 17, 2016 - Many Glacier

Our last riding day in Glacier we went to Many Glacier and I admit, I thought, can’t be prettier than the St. Mary side. WRONG! It was so picturesque, lots and lots of lakes, high mountains and green trees. We hiked to Swiftcurrent Lake and fished a little and took in the view. I admit, I took in the view more than I fished. We hiked a little further to Josephine Lake, but the wind was really whipping up and it was too shallow to fish from the dock. Still, spent a lot of the time just looking, taking it all in. On our way back to the...

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Sep 7, 2016 - A Very Wet Day

Alan got in late yesterday evening, so we all gathered for breakfast in our van—extremely crowded with 7 people in a van meant for two. But we enjoyed the chance to talk all together, and it was raining outside. It continued to rain the rest of the day; Alan, Nicole, and Laura were in tents so they were more than happy to hang out with us. Mark and Leslie headed out for Laramie shortly after breakfast, reducing the crowd somewhat.

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Sep 6, 2016 - Memorial Service

Nicole and Laura had selected Glacier as the location for a memorial service for their father because it was their favorite place and one where they went almost every year. Permission was secured from the Park Service to scatter his ashes, which we did on Tuesday. Sam and Mark recorded the service and Sam will put those plus lots of still pictures into a video when we get back home. It stopped raining long enough for us to hike in about a mile to a lake where we had the service and get back out again before the skies opened up once more. We...

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Sep 5, 2016 - Arrival at Glacier

We found Glacier to have lots of rain, wind, and cold. Mark and Leslie, Barbara and Sam all arrived on Sunday, September 4. Granddaughters, Nicole and Laura, were already there. Barbara's son, Alan, did not make it until late Tuesday evening. He had to drive from Austin to Dallas, catch a plane to Spokane, rent a car and drive to Glacier. Between Nicole, Laura, Mark, and Leslie, they had enough camping equipment for him to arrive to a tent and a warm sleeping bag. Monday, the four women in the group decided to drive across the Going to the...

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Sep 3, 2016 - Glacier NP-west, around the southern loop to Glacier NP-east

Today since it was foggy when we started, we decided to head around the southern part of Glacier then up the eastern side, hoping that the weather would clear up as we headed back into Glacier as we did yesterday. Well, we were right. Although foggy, the weather cleared up by the time we got to East Glacier, MT and decided to stop in the Great Northern Lodge. Tom & I saw this lodge from our Amtrak trip we took in 2011 only the ground was covered with snow. The lodge was beautiful, larger than the Lake McDonald Lodge. They even had the old...

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Rocky Mountains-2016

Sep 3, 2016 - On the road to Glacier

We are now on the way from Laramie to Glacier National Park. We figure three days of driving about six hours per day. Saturday morning, we packed up both rigs (Leslie and Mark as well as Sam and Barbara) and headed out. The first day was mostly Interstate, and we tried caravaning but at the end of that day decided it was just too much trouble trying to match speeds. Besides, all of us like stopping on the fly when we see something interesting. The second day as we left, Sam spotted a farmer's market, so we stopped and bought fresh lettuce,...

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Aug 28, 2016 - Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

We return to the states for the day to visit Glacier National Park in Montana. Stopping at the border, the patrol came on the bus, individually collected each of our passports, looked at us vs our pictures, took all the passports inside for stamping and returned them to us. This is a seasonal border cross point and closes in a couple of weeks. Glacier National Park is nicknamed The Crown of the Continent because of the spectacular alpine scenery. It covers a million acres of wilderness containing 200 mountain lakes, 1000 species of plant...

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Canadian Rockies

Aug 11, 2016 - St Marys campground Glacier National Park

Arrived at the East side of Glacier National Park Thursday 8/11. We camped at St Marys campground for 5 days. This is the only campground in the park that takes reservations and it was full (the only ones that had sites left were the back country hike in ones). The next day we hiked to 2 waterfalls off of going to the sun road. The scenery here is beautiful. I hope my pictures do it justice. When you drive the "Going to the Sun Road" you want to pull over all the time to take it in. While you are driving and look at the mountains they seem...

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Aug 1, 2016 - Highline Trail

The Highline Loop hike begins from the north side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road at Logan Pass. Although this hike includes the word "Loop" in its name, this is actually a one-way hike. The "Loop" refers to the bend in the road on the west side of the park where this hike ends. The Highline Trail is an extremely popular hike; and for good reason. At every step, and every turn, hikers will have absolutely spectacular scenery as the Highline follows along the Continental Divide, also known as the Garden Wall in this area. Roughly one-quarter...

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2016 RV Adventure

Jul 28, 2016 - Going-to-the-Sun

Glacier National Park is located in state of Montana, on the Canada–United States border with the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The park encompasses over 1 million acres and includes parts of two mountain ranges (sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains), over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals. This vast pristine ecosystem is the centerpiece of what has been referred to as the "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem", a region of protected land encompassing 16,000...

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2016 RV Adventure

Sep 26, 2015 - Glacier and a guest blog

A big welcome to Debi and her guest blog about her hikes in Glacier. Well hello all. I consider myself a walker not a hiker. Hikers wear backpacks, take provisions and know how to use bear spray. Nothing of which I do. I have been trying to get up close and personal along this trip by finding trails or walks or just anything, going into the forest, by lakes, by the bays, and along the creeks. In Alaska I followed the salmon spawn from the bay up the creek and into a lagoon in Seward! Really fascinating. I did two walks in Glacier. The first...

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Sep 23, 2015 - Banff to Glacier

Leaving Banff we traveled down rt 93--not the shortest route but I think it may have been the most scenic. Up through the mountains and down through the valleys. Then up into the mountains again. Cloudy day so not as many pics as normal. We stopped in Blairmore at the Lost Lemon RV Park. I could not resist stopping at a lost lemon. Good site, but lots of wind. On the way there we went through the Crowsnest Pass and boy was it windy. Reminded me of Seward or Nova Scotia last year. Had to be 50 MPH gusts. Nice little park but we were only...

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