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Jul 29, 2016 - A little R&R

This is our fourth night in Hungry Horse, MT. Yesterday was designated a "do your own thing" day. So each couple did whatever they chose to do. Some did laundry, others cleaned or found a walmart and a car wash at Kalispel. Gary and I went for a scenic drive to the Hungry Horse dam. It was a pretty drive and we did see a couple of deer and an osprey on a nest at the top of a burned tree. The dam was constructed in the 50s and is the highest dam in Montana and the eleventh largest concrete dam in the US. It was dedicated by President Truman....

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Jul 27, 2016 - Going to the Sun

As we usually do, we loaded into two pickups to tour. Today our destination was Glacier National Park. Gary and I rode with Glen and Gayla. Since the park was pretty crowded, we did not try to stay with the other pickup in which Doug, Mildred, Jeff, and Marcella were riding. After a stop at the visitor center, we continued on the only road that runs through the park, the Going to the Sun road. It was built in the 30s by the CCC. The workmanship is amazing even more so considering the tools they had to work with. It is very narrow and...

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Jul 26, 2016 - A day late and beautiful drive to Hungry Horse

If you have looked at my last entry, you know why I have sworn off posting pictures. I couldn't see the pictures so just about had to guess what I was posting. Obviously, I guess wrong. LOL Yesterday was a long day for Gary and me. We traveled to Billings, about 250 mi, to have our jacks fixed. Even though the dealer/service had assured us that they would get us in, when we got there they said it would be 2 to 3 weeks. So we bought the part and went to a small repair place near there and the mechanic graciously got us right in and installed...

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Jul 16, 2016 - Glacier National Park by Jammer

We are feeling so fortunate today. It's rainy, cloudy and cool but yesterday for our red jammer tour of Glacier National Park we had sunny skies and mild temperatures--just a perfect day for an open air ride through the park. It was not easy to take photos at times on this ride, but the scenery was magnificent. Only in a convertible could you get the same full view of the mountains. There were 17 passengers plus the driver! The abundance of rain this year made the park pretty and green and the waterfalls in full display. The "weeping" wall...

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Jul 1, 2016 - Mountain Meadows RV Park (6/19 - 6/26/16)

This is a great RV park in Hungry Horse, MT, only 8 miles from West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park. Across from the office is a small stocked fishing pond. The park also has several cabins. It is wooded with good separation between the sites. We are in site #16. I highly recommend this park if you are in the Glacier area. We had a wonderful time here. Once we got set up, we took a drive up to Hungry Horse Dam. Hungry Horse Dam is an arch dam on the South Fork Flathead River in the Rocky Mountains. At 564 feet in height, the dam...

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Jul 25, 2015 - Flying to Glacier

The last week of July, we went to Glacier National Park in Montana for a week of hiking and exploring. We flew out of RDU early Saturday morning. Somewhere along the way, Chris lost his ID. Fortunately, TSA allowed him to board with just his firefighter ID and a Costco card. For the rest of the trip, his trail name was Costco. We had a layover in Minneapolis and arrived in Missoula around 11 AM Mountain Time. Justine and Dan got rental cars and we stopped at Quiznos for lunch, before driving north. It was a good 2.5 hours from Missoula to...

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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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