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Travel Blogs from East Glacier Park
... on hikes as long as 10 miles into other areas of the park. Every
trail head has warnings of the wild animals in the area, mostly grizzly bear &
mountain lion warnings. The signs give instructions on what to do if confronted
with one of these animals and highly recommend carrying bear spray. All of the
backpackers we saw on the trails were carrying bear spray and had bells on
their walking sticks so any creatures along the trail ...
... driver once we get back to Illinois (a lot of good that skill will do me in Grayslake)!
We settled on a cute campground located on a hill tucked back into a birch tree forest. After we set up camp we decided to drive into a different section of Glacier National Park (there are about 13 sections to this enormous park) that was close to our new campground. This section was called St. Mary and had a ...
... walk up & touch them! Just after that there was a black bear right in the middle if the road. It got into the woods before we could get a good pic. A little later we saw a moose down by the water.
Tuesday morning we headed to the west side of GNP & Kalispell. Later in the summer we could have taken the Going to the Sun Road 79 miles thru the mountains, but it wasn't open all the way yet. So we took the ...
... marmot in the scrub. There was some old bear scat on the trail, but we didn’t see any recent activity.
By the time we got back to the beach, there were a million people there and a million more on the hike back. We stopped briefly at the canyon bridge to watch the water pour through the narrow crevasse before jumping back into the car. The Going To The Sun Road was still closed so we had to make a detour. Driving back to West Glacier, we detoured south along Highway ...