Road trip – Glacier National Park

We spent last night at Many Glacier Lodge in Glacier National Park. Of course we didn't have cell coverage and essentially no internet so of course no blog post. So today's post will cover both Friday and Saturday.

Yesterday, Friday we drove from Kalispell, Montana into Glacier National park. We drove the Going to the Sun Highway over Logan Pass. It was overcast and raining so we couldn't see the mountains. At the top we were in the clouds so visibility was zero. But even with no mountains to see, the Going to the Sun Highway was hands down the most wonderful highway I've ever been on! It is carved out of the mountain with rock guard rails – simply stunning.

We stayed at Many Glaciers Lodge. Our room is the top right hand window. We sat and enjoyed the fire in the lobby for a while before dinner.

 

Friday afternoon after we checked in we hiked 8 miles out and back to Grinnell Lake. It was raining off and on but it was a flat hike and beautiful.

This morning we got up fairly early (7) and had breakfast then hiked to Iceberg Lake. This is the hike that Duke did 51 years ago on his first visit to Glacier with his family. It is the hike that made him a hiker for life.

We started out in the rain but the last couple of miles were in the snow. It was beautiful! By the time we got back after 10 miles I was cold and worn out. Duke says he felt great. We left Glacier and drove a few miles into Canada where we are spending the night in Pincher Creek, Alberta.

 

Our experiences going into Canada have ranged from the last time when they didn't ask for ID or even ask our names to one time when they used dogs to search us and our truck. This time it was pretty straightforward. The Border guard asked where we were going, how much alcohol we had. He asked if we had any guns. When Duke said no, he said, You left them at home? I think they assume that every American owns guns.

 

Tomorrow we have a long drive to Moose Jaw, Saskachewan. I'm read for a rest/drive day!