Glacier River Retreat
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We were driven 160 miles throughout the Glacier National Park over 9 hours, including lunch and numerous stops for views and small hikes.
We set off from our log cabin at 7.45am and drove back down the mountain for 20 miles to the Apgar Visitor Center to make our 8.30am start for the little red bus tour of the park.
The red buses have been touring the ...
Drove 670 miles in 11 hours and 45 minutes.
Got away late at 10am and immediately hit a traffic jam due to a draw bridge being raised, that combined with small bladder issues early on had us staring down a long frustrating day.
However once we reached the I-90 at around 2pm our momentum kicked in. We had a quick P4 (Pizza, Pepsi, Petrol, Potty) stop around 2.30pm and ate ...
... thing. After looking at Baring Falls, we hiked up to St. Mary Falls. Then went further up to Virginia Falls. Very dramatic and just stunning! A couple of the hikers said they saw a bear on the trail. We didn’t see a bear – but I bet the bears were watching us!! The hike was about 4.4 miles. We took the 3pm boat back to Rising Sun, the starting point. It was a great hike to and from Virginia Falls. There was even a pit toilet in the area ...
We left Wolf Point, full of rodeo memories as we drove West, retracing 450 miles on Rt. 2 to return to the West Glacier entrance of Glacier National Park. We had to make our GNP reservations a year in advance for our 6 night "vacation" -too bad our timing was off, but we were hopeful that we could stop ...
... easier than the mountainous climbs back in the North Cascades, but I was toast by lunchtime due to lack of sleep. Traffic was thick, every RV and trailer rig was on the highway, rushing to their destinations to celebrate the July 4th weekend. I lost control of the Surly twice. The first time, I hit ...