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 ...
... short flat hike along Avalanche Creek. The best part of the trail was near the end where the creek had formed a small gorge/slot canyon. The water was surging so much through these narrows that it formed a mini air conditioner around it. We spent about an hour or so admiring it, trying to capture it with photos was tough.
On the way back, I scouted out a couple of possible places for sunrise pictures along ...
... that runs all along the side slope of a mountain through AMAZING grasses and wildflowers. Distant views of the snowy peaks- 360 all around us. The glacial lakes, the river, ice blue colored water. Words can't describe. I didn't take my camera on this hike so our memories will have to deliver the shots for us at will. We did see Big Horn Sheep on the craggy slopes above us and plenty of deer. A ground squirrel (?) that stood on his hind legs and chirped like a loud bird over ...
... trains went past the hotel while we were eating dinner. Also, our hotel room faces the tracks.
US 2 has really been a beautiful drive. Well maintained, even to the point that they were widening it, actually making the road go uphill, where it hadn't done so previously. I should have taken a picture of it, it's hard to describe in writing.
We were glad to be at the hotel. Pictures of it and the surrounding area to come ...