Wednesday, June 28, 2017

More scenes from Glacier National Paek

Today we were able to drive the Going To The Sun Road from one end to the other. It opened just today. Hundreds of people got the word, so it was crowded, but it was well worth it. What an amazing road and what an amazing place! We pulled over several times, stopped at the Logan Pass Visitor's Center, but mostly we just tried to take in all the incredible vistas that each turn in the road provided. We got off to a very late morning start - about 11a.m., got to the other side after 2:00p.m., and then had a snack and drove down through the expansive Montana grasslands to Helena, the capital, where we met up with the rest of the family. We found them at a local restaurant, had a quick bite there and then we all gathered in Paul and Max's room and had a round of Salad Bowl,  the word guessing game I described in a previous blog post. A lot of fun!

I took scores of photos; here is a sample, in no particular order:

Swiftcurrent Creek - taken on a Ranger-led nature walk

Jackson Glacier

Glaciers from the Going to the Sun Road

Lake MacDonald Lodge, one of the classic lodges in the park

Max skipping stones in Lake MacDonald

Interior of lobby at  Many Glaciers Lodge

Tamar with friend

U-shaped valley formed by a glacier eons ago. At one time, the snow would have been up to the top of these peaks!

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