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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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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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Sep 23, 2015 - Many Glacier

Well, we made it to Many Glacier--but a little late. Got there on Sunday and got a site--small, but we were able to squeeze in. More later as we are now going on a bus trip over the Going to the Sun Road. I am also going to get Debi to do a guest blog about her hikes here in Glacier. We got to Many Glacier late. Not late in the day but late in the season. We got there on the 20th and most everything in Many Glacier was closing that day--the store, the lodge, the motel, and the Many Glacier Boat trips. We squeezed into a real small site and...

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Aug 23, 2015 - Beaver Pond Loop

Last day in Glacier National Park Sunday, August 23: Beaver Pond Loop via Red Eagle Trail Weather: 29F, frozen and clear in the morning, warming to ~73F, calm and sunny Route: Walking trail to the St. Mary Visitor Center and the Red Eagle Trailhead Trip Average Gas Mileage: 27.9 mi/gal Highlights: - waking up to a frozen tent fly - enjoying a short, peaceful hike by ourselves around the Beaver Pond - seeing solar flares and two large sun spots through Solar Telescopes - getting all our hiking clothes and underwear washed in two...

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Aug 22, 2015 - Ptarmigan Falls, Lake and Tunnel

Another hike in the Many Glacier area Saturday, August 22: Ptarmigan Falls, Lake and Tunnel Trails Weather: ~45F, cool and clear in the morning, warming to ~63F, calm and sunny Route: Going to the Sun Road → US-89N → MT-464W → Swiftcurrent Motor Inn Trip Average Gas Mileage: 27.9 m/gal Highlights: - a hot breakfast with tea to start the cold morning - having a glorious view of the snow-dusted mountains from our campsite - having a beautiful calm sunny day perfect for hiking With two layers of pyjamas on last night we were very cozy in...

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Aug 21, 2015 - Grinnell Glacier Trail

Many Glacier area Friday, August 21: Grinnell Glacier Viewpoint Trail Weather: ~54F, cool and overcast in the morning, warming to ~66F and very windy Route: Going to the Sun Road → US-89N → MT-464W → Many Glacier Hotel Trip Average Gas Mileage: 27.9 m/gal Highlights: - seeing Mountain Goats, a snake and Big-Horned Sheep on our hike - seeing the Grinnell Glacier before it completely melts away - mailing Bill's hat back from Babb, MT - surviving a freak thunderstorm with sleet and strong winds Wow! Unlike in the movies, there was no...

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Aug 20, 2015 - Two Medicine Lake

Aster Park Trail and Falls Thursday, August 20: Trails in the Two Medicine area of Glacier N.P. Weather: ~54F, cool and overcast in the morning, warming to ~77F and windy Route: Going to the Sun Road → St. Mary Visitor Center → US-89S → MT-49 → Two Medicine Trip Average Gas Mileage: 27.9 m/gal Highlights: - reading the informative exhibits at the St. Mary Visitor Center - seeing the very different landscapes in the Two Medicine area of the Park - having a short hike/rest day - hearing compliments about Hubby's guitar playing We were...

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Aug 19, 2015 - Piegan Pass and St. Mary Campground

East of the Continental Divide Wednesday, August 19: Piegan Trail and St. Mary Campground Weather: ~48F, cool and sunny in the morning, warming to ~80F and windy Route: Going to the Sun Road → Logan Pass Visitor Center → Sun Road → Siyeh Bend → Sun Road Trip Average Gas Mileage: 27.9 m/gal Highlights: - finding a parking spot at Logan Pass to view the exhibits and read the placards along the short Geology Walk - finding a parking spot at Siyeh Bend to hike the Piegan Pass Trail - gorgeous views at Piegan Pass - seeing Ptarmigan,...

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Aug 18, 2015 - Highline and Granite Park Chalet Trails

Living up to the hype Tuesday, August 18: Highline and Granite Park Chalet Trails Weather: ~50F, cool and partly sunny in the morning, warming to ~73F with no wind Route: Going to the Sun Road → Apgar Visitor Center → Logan Pass on the Park Shuttle Trip Average Gas Mileage: 27.6 m/gal Highlights: - seeing a Mountain Goat and two Big-Horned Sheep on the trail - seeing the Granite Park Chalet - seeing plenty of wildflowers and autumn-coloured blueberry bushes - finding Bill's hat at the Logan Pass Visitor Center Lost and Found -...

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