Adventures

In Which We Visit Glacier

We visited Glacier National Park in August 2007. Unlike Yellowstone, I can’t figure out why I didn’t blog about it at the time. I took plenty of pictures and I had several other blog posts that that month.

There is just no excuse.

In any case, we made a weekend of it. We camped outside of the National Park with my brother-in-law’s family.

Our main objective was to drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road which is closed much of the year.

It is a 50-mile-long 2-lane mountain road with many hairpin turns and few guardrails, so it took us most of the day to drive to the top and back.

The scenery is indeed spectacular with many opportunities for wildlife sightings.

Cookie mostly enjoys wildlife sightings. She’s not so interested in scenery.

We were fascinated by the red vintage buses, but we didn’t ride in them.

We spent some time at the visitor’s center at Logan Pass, which is the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Big horn sheep calmly grazed in the nearby meadows oblivious to the gawking tourists with cameras.

However, one fella decided to come closer and pose for us. He hung around for quite awhile…

…before trundling off into the wild. I think he got bored with us.

I think it’s about time for another visit to Glacier National Park! It’s probably too late to fit it in this year, but maybe in 2020?

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