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Aug 23, 2014 - Hungry Horse MT – Flathead National Forest - Lost Johnny Campground

We came back to Montana to see the U.S. side of the International Peace Park. We have been to Glacier National Park before, so were familiar with the area. (Of course, Rog knows it like the back of his hand since he came to the park many times when he was growing up.) Anyway, it was a good thing we had been here before because the cool, damp weather we experienced in Canada followed us back to the States. We did drive up to Logan Pass one day on the Going to the Sun road. Heading east on the road always has me hanging on for dear life. I’m...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 28, 2012 - Glacier National Park

Canyon RV Campground and Cabins, Hungry Horse, MT Saturday, July 28, 5 pm MDT I’ve reached the easternmost extent of my Summer Tour here in Hungry Horse, just west of the west entrance to Glacier National Park. I arrived on July 23 at this pleasant campground but didn’t go into the national park until the 26th because of fatigue and forecasted cloudy weather. This small campground is full of huge 40 ft plus motorhomes driven by older couples visiting the national park. I’ve had no RV trouble since I left Mount Vernon. To recap what I’ve...

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Sep 9, 2011 - Glacier National Park

Late on Friday the 2nd, we learned that the closing on our house had gone off as scheduled. TIME TO CELEBRATE! Upon a recommendation we had a very nice dinner at the Belton Chalet in West Glacier. The Belton was the first of the grand tourist hotels built by the Great Northern RR in 1910 to attract and serve wealthy tourists from the East. Can’t speak for the lodging but the dining was first rate. GLACIER – WOW, WHAT FIRST!?!? We decided to first do the famous “Going to the Sun Road”. This is a 52 mile drive through some of the most...

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Sep 6, 2011 - Trip to Hungry Horse

On Friday, September 2 we headed up Montana Routes 12, 141, 200, 83, 35, 206 and finally U. S. Route 2 to our destination, Hungry Horse. H. Horse is a nice little town in the Flathead area, adjacent to the Flathead River and about 8 miles from the Park entrance in West Glacier. The previous day, Chuck (“Cookie”) at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch had told us about Trixi’s on Route 200. Well, we stopped at Trixi’s in Ovando. This is a neat old roadside saloon/bar/grill/café and hangout. Unfortunately Trixi passed away a few years back. She was a rodeo...

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Aug 16, 2011 - Glacier NP, Day 3

Back up to Logan Pass. Yesterday, the gentleman I was hiking with had mentioned that one of his favorite hikes at Glacier is the Highline Trail, which essentially side-hills the mountainous terrain towards what is known as the Granite Chalet – 7 miles away. So other than beginning near Logan Pass, at an elevation of somewhere around 6,000 feet, the trail is relatively flat. Of course, there is that one section at the beginning where the trail has been cut out of a rock bank, leaving a path of 4-5 feet wide, with a sheer – and I mean...

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Aug 15, 2011 - Glacier NP, Day 2

Today’s trek took me to the east side of Logan Pass. Ended up near the west end of Saint Mary Lake, and was trying to find a couple falls at that location. I finally found one of the trailheads, but there was a chain across it, with a warning that bears had been sighted along the trail, and the trail was closed. As I was getting ready to head the other way, a couple rangers came by who were going out on this trail for a bear scouting expedition. Good of them, huh? So, heading in the other direction, there were a couple folks with a...

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Aug 14, 2011 - Glacier Nat'l Park, Day 1

Okay, I'll spare you the three day photo ordeal, by giving you three separate days for this visit. Okay, now HERE’S a park!! Wow! Very grand. Would be on my top 10 list of places to return. Day 1 was driving up the Going to the Sun Road, to Logan Pass – highest point in the park via roadway. The road itself has a vehicle height and length limit, and my pickup was just under the length. Reason being that the road is narrow, windy in places, and there are even a few rock outcrops that you pass under. Didn’t know what to expect in the way...

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Apr 25, 2011 - Hungry Horse Dam

We had another fun day with Jared today. We visited the Hungry Horse Dam in Hungry Horse, Montana. The Hungry Horse Project received it's name from two husky freight horses working in the rugged wilderness of the Flathead River's South Fork area. They wandered away from their sleigh during the severe winter of 1900-01. After struggling for a month in belly-deep snow, they were found so starved and weak that considerable care and feeding was needed to nurse them back to health. The name Hungry Horse stuck and was given to a mountain, a lake,...

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Sep 19, 2010 - Hungry Horse Dam

With continuing rain and cool temps we stayed in most of today except for a drive to Hungry Horse Dam and a short way past Glacier NP entrance on US-2. Northwestern Montana is beautiful country however, with the cloud cover we could not see all the mountain peaks at the same time for the majestic panoramas, c'est la vie. We will leave for Missoula tomorrow, stay tuned...

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Sep 18, 2010 - Whitefish & Kalispell, MT

With temps in the 40's, cloudy and light rain we headed east to Whitefish an upscale summer-winter resort town. Summer is outdoor recreation on Lake Whitefish and a number of golf courses. A large ski resort fills the town in winter. Main street is a collection of restaurants, galleries and retail stores all in walking distance. Amtrak has one of the largest and best looking stations north of main street. After walking Whitefish we drove south to Kalispell, the largest town in NW Montana north of Missoula. It is more spread out and the...

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Sep 17, 2010 - Glacier National Park

It rained overnight in Hungry Horse but at the higher altitudes of Glacier National Park it was snow. The park straddles the Continental Divide and the "Going To The Sun Road" connects the west and east entrances of the park. This road meanders through the heart of the park and up the steep slopes over the 6646' high Logan Pass. It was an engineering marvel and completed in 1932 however, the road is narrow with vertical cliffs rising up the inside lane and dropping off the outside lane. We drove to just short of Logan Pass where the road...

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Sep 16, 2010 - Hungry Horse, MT

After our two month stay in Cusick managing Eagles Landing RV Resort we departed today for the 250 mile drive to Hungry Horse, MT. This is one of the closest towns to Glacier National Park which we will check out. Our lunch stop was at Kootenai Falls, MT a beautiful county park along the Kootenai River with the falls and a swing bridge. It was a terrific summer spent along the Pend Oreille River and we were sad to say good- bye to our co-worker Ryan and our good friends Joe & Jill. We wish them all our best until we see them again. We are...

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