Friday, October 8, 2010

Glacier National Park

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
We're the only campers in this KOA campground in St. Mary, MT, near the main
gate for the Glacier National Park.  We went into the park, and drove the eastern half
of the "Going to the Sun Road".  This took us to Logan Pass, which is on the
Continental Divide.  Up there, it was really in the clouds.  The middle of the road,
from there to Avalanche Pass, is closed for construction.  Soon, the entire road will
be closed due to snow, and lots of it!  The views were spectacular!  These
mountains are magnificent, with streams and lakes and trees - oh my.  I took lots of
pictures, and have only put a few here on the blog - and, there's still probably too
many!  EVERYthing in St. Mary is closed, but some people recommended the
restaurant at Duck Lake.  The food was really good.  We met a lawyer and his wife
today, from the Bronx. They flew to Chicago, bought a really small, but new,
Winnebago, and have been camping.  They've never done anything like this in their
lives.  Their daughter thinks her parents are now trailer trash!  There was a group of
people up at Logan Pass from Alberta.  We're dressed in layers, and the wind is
really whipping around.  They're in shorts and sandals!  The one guy did put on a
windbreaker finally.  Amazing.
Tomorrow, we have to beat feet towards Seattle, because we have a condo
reserved for the 11th - about 650 miles away, through mountains, etc.!

view from our camper this morning

Glacier views

look how clear the water is!

what looks like a snow cap is actually the remains of a glacier

this is at Logan Pass - we're in a cloud, not rain!

where'd you say that road was??

note the orange marker for the edge of the road - don't go there!
happy, happy, happy!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! The Glacier Park pictures are amazing! I can't imagine how beautiful it must be in person. You have convinced me I need to go to Montana sometime.