Monday, May 22, 2017

Glacier National Park, Camas Road and Lake McDonald Lake

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FINALLY Glacier National Park.

2013

The west entrance area: 


Well, it was July, and it was the west side and it was Glacier.  And, it was extremely crowded.  After finding a parking spot near Apgar and getting ready for a walk/hike back to the visitors center and such, this was our first "scenic" outlook.  Not bad, not bad at all!


We spent some time wandering around, checking out trolley information, maps, where to park for the trolley, times the trolley ran.

Then, we headed over to the Camas Road drive.  This was an area of previous fires. You can see Mother Nature reclaiming and new growth (pines?).


We pulled over at every opportunity.  Looking at that mountain range.  Longingly.








This guy was all by himself, fly fishing. Looks like a good place to be by oneself.




We turned back towards Lake McDonald.


At one of the pull offs, I spied daisies.  Of course, I had to have a photo.  Love fences too. Double win.


At Lake McDonald, Man said the water was cold!  LOL


And, look how clear!




And, some cannot stay out of the water, no matter how cold, dogs and kids!


This view will hold me for a bit, just, SIGHHHHH.


We had our maps, and our plan for our first visit to Logan's Pass.  That would come in 2 days.  First, we visited Hungry Horse Dam area.



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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Libby Montana to Coram Montana

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July      22        2013

2013

Glacier, here we come!!

Our last travel day on the long, over 9  months travel since we left the stickbuilt, and today we will arrive within a stones throw of Glacier!!!

We were not on the road long when this is what we see.  Snow, July.  My excitement is growing.


And, then, we hit a construction zone, Montana style.  They took this road down to the gravel/dirt.  It was dusty.


It was also slow, I noted on the GPS, that at one point we were going 5.8 MPH.


Soon, however, we were on pavement again, heading to Glacier.


Again, the contrasts, flat land, and then, a outcropping of stone, with a topping of evergreens.


Toss in some barns, a red one even!


OK, we HAVE to be getting close now!!


Flathead River/Lake, yea, my maps show both names in the general area.  No matter, it's water and it leads to Glacier!


Out my side window, and if you look closely, you can see Tana in the side view mirror. Proof, photographic proof!


Our drive today was about 120 miles.  We would set up the house/Tana and finally on July 23rd, we would enter Glacier National Park for the first time.  It would be a short fact gathering visit.   




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