Travel Blogs from Lake Mc Donald, United States

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Backpacking in Glacier National Park, Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

Backpacking in Glacier National Park

A travel blog entry by mistyandmark

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We had an incredible visit to Glacier national park.  I've uploaded one video but we have a ton of footage and images.  Stay tuned for more updates coming in the next few days. ...

Montana - Glacier National Park--Breathtaking!, Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

Montana - Glacier National Park--Breathtaking!

A travel blog entry by lstoneham

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... in Glacier, a cool uphill hike through a red cedar-hemlock forest that ended with us in a "bowl" beside the glacier-created lake, surrounded by majestic mountains and tall trees.   There were three waterfalls cascading down the cliff in front of us. ...

Day - 9 Going to the Sun & Hiking in the Snow, Logan Pass, United States travel blog

Day - 9 Going to the Sun & Hiking in the Snow

A travel blog entry by cusan

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... up, so I really didn’t want to fall! We made it to the end, where the view was nice.....but unspectacular, as Hidden Lake is still mostly frozen! If you google image it it looks amazing, lol. Going back was just as hard as getting there....again, ...

Day 13 - Lyn & Io's 13 miler via a Glacier, Grinnell Glacier, United States travel blog

Day 13 - Lyn & Io's 13 miler via a Glacier

A travel blog entry by cusan

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... from, back to our car at Logan Pass. The descent was going to worry me, because my boots had crushed my toes on the Iceberg Lake descent, so this time I had a plan! Lots of blister tape and my trainers. I kept my boots on for the descent from the ...

Day 60 - Glacier National Park, Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

Day 60 - Glacier National Park

A travel blog entry by 10sandy

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... Triple Arches; Logan Pass (Continental Divide - 6,646'); Reynolds Mtn. - 9, 642'); Going to the Sun Mtn - 9,642'); Mt. Siyeh - 10,014') Lake St. Mary - 9.9 miles and el. 4,484') and the Garden Wall. We see over 8 glaciers (all in the distance mainly) but ...

Day 11 - Avalanches & Tears At A 1000 Foot Drop, Avalanche Lake, United States travel blog

Day 11 - Avalanches & Tears At A 1000 Foot Drop

A travel blog entry by cusan

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... cost $5, and then into the park after an interesting little stop in another building. More about that tomorrow!! After a quick stop by Lake McDonald for a picnic, we headed up to the Trail of the Cedars trailhead. It was my turn for a hike today, while ...

A long day and well worth it...., Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

A long day and well worth it....

A travel blog entry by h.o.t.

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... and attempting to spot Mountain Goats. By the end of the day, everything had been successfully accomplished. We stopped at MacDonald Lake and threw stones and discussed the formation of the lake due to historic glaciers. We then visited a gorge on ...

Out of Canada and into Montana, Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

Out of Canada and into Montana

A travel blog entry by h.o.t.

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We had a nice sleep in the cool temperatures and then it was time to break camp yet again. We were packed, fed and on the road by 9:30 for a 5 1/2 hour drive to Glacier National Park.  But our day started in the most spectacular fashion yet again as ...

Going-to-the-Sun, Lake Mc Donald, United States travel blog

Going-to-the-Sun

A travel blog entry by carolinebaugh

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... , much to the delight of our African, snow-deprived children! We hiked across the snow, and a few boardwalks to the Hidden Lake, with mountain goats, marmots, snow fights, sliding, bottom-sledging and a host of fun. They didn't even notice the 5k round ...

Umwerfend, Avalanche Creek, United States travel blog

Umwerfend

A travel blog entry by mir2

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... -Go" wurde. Kurz nach 13.00 Uhr ergatterten wir uns einen Stellplatz auf dem Campground und fuhren anschliessend an den Lake Mc Donald, um in der Sonne am Strand zu chillen :-) Krass: Gefrorener Boden bei der morgendlichen Wanderung, Schwitzen in Badehose ...

Beautiful Location, Lake Mc Donald, United States travel blog

Beautiful Location

A travel blog entry by buzzlog

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... Glacier Overlook (the only viewable glacier on GTTSR.  Once we got to Logan's Pass  we did the 1.5 hike to Hidden Lake Overlook.  It was a moderate uphill hike, but a beautiful place.  Saw a badger, marmots, 6 mountain goats, 3 big ...

Hike to Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

Hike to Grinnell Glacier

A travel blog entry by techhobo

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... . The weather started to clear up.. so I jumped on the chance to do the 12 mile roundtrip to Upper Grinnell Lake and Glacier. Really outstanding scenery: water cascading down every ridge, impossibly blue-colored glacier lakes, and the fall-colored aspen ...

Glacier National Park, MT, Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

Glacier National Park, MT

A travel blog entry by ahall77os

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... while I am driving) and did not know. Once we got to the top we found out, this place has iceburgs floating around in the lake year round. Probably the highlight of our whole road trip was what came next. Just off the trail we saw a huge Grizzly bear and ...

Happy Birthday Vanessa!!!, Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

Happy Birthday Vanessa!!!

A travel blog entry by lcarrado

Well, today was Vanessa's birthday, and we celebrated first by driving 9 hours to Glacier National Park. We dropped Meg off at the airport on the way out of Seattle (soooooo sad!), and then made the drive. Besides stopping at a few podunk convenience ...

Avalanche Lake: More dramatic than it sounds, Avalanche Lake, United States travel blog

Avalanche Lake: More dramatic than it sounds

A travel blog entry by mitchrichman

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... a 500 foot elevation gain. While that is something easily do-able for us, it is not trivial. But according to the books Avalanche Lake is one of the most popular hikes on the going-to-the-sun road and it sounded like a beautiful hike. Well, that’s ...

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Over to "Glacier"

A travel blog entry by kinkajou25

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On July 9, we hitched up the trailer again, and headed to Montana, stopping quickly in Sandpoint, Idaho. Once in Montana, we ate breakfast in the trailer along Highway 56 (I don't know how many Pop Tarts I had, but I had a lot)! We got to Glacier ...

A Wonderful day of animal siting at Glacier, Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

A Wonderful day of animal siting at Glacier

A travel blog entry by montanadanna

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A friend and I drove to Glacier and saw more animals than either of us had seen at the park before.  I have never seen a Black Tail deer and we saw a beautiful buck.  I saw the doe earlier, but thought it was a white tail but noticed the black ...

The big day to Logan's Pass, Lake Mc Donald, United States travel blog

The big day to Logan's Pass

A travel blog entry by cokie

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This was the big day of climbing up to Logan's pass. A big long hill up to about 6646 feet in elevation. Lots of stop with rest - my average speed - 5-10 mph. All cyclist riding up to the pass had to be off the road by 11:00 am. The road had been ...

Christmas in July, Lake Mc Donald, United States travel blog

Christmas in July

A travel blog entry by ginnie1517

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I forgot to mention yesterday that when I arrived at Lake McDonald Lodge I found the lobby all decorated for Christmas.  There was someone playing Christmas songs on the piano, a Christmas tree in the corner, and homemade wreaths all around the ...

The 2nd Day, Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

The 2nd Day

A travel blog entry by kinkajou25

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The next day, we went on a hike to Avalanche Lake. It took us a little over an hour to hike there. Once we got there, we gazed at the amazing waterfalls and played in the water (but like I said, I was scared of getting my head in the water). For some ...

A TRUE WORK OF GOD!, Glacier National Park, United States travel blog

A TRUE WORK OF GOD!

A travel blog entry by guynnmonica

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I have to say that Glacier is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We only got to spend a day there, but it will always be a day I will never forget.  We drove the Going to the Sun Road and it was a whole day affair.  There were ...

I need my head examined!, Lake Mc Donald, United States travel blog

I need my head examined!

A travel blog entry by ginnie1517

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... path kept climbing and so did I.  I made it one and half miles up the trail.  I got some great shops of the Grinnell Lake.  It was so beautiful.   Of course I then had to go down the trail again.  Not always so easy.  I ...

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