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At last we can sit down and catch up with our 4 day exploration of The Glacier National Park area of Montana.
We finished our Icefields drive in Calgary and did a little bit of exploring of the city with 2 lovely ladies from the newly formed Calgary Greeters. It was very cold and very windy so the ladies took pity on us and walked us through some of the more sheltered areas and parks of downtown.
A series of glass walkways ...
Always listed as one of the most iconic drives in America, the Going-to-the-Sun Road through Glacier National Park is a marvel. There's something about climbing out of a valley into the majestic mountain peaks that expels all worries of the day. I believe those worries escape through my mouth, agape most of the journey. Built in the 1930's to provide a path for tourists through the already-established national park, ...
... hands out the most frightening brochure I've ever seen at the entrance gate. Casually slipped into the park map information, the cover reads "BEARS!" above a photo of an angry grizzly. I chuckled and threw it onto the passenger seat.
Acknowledging my healthy fear of bears, I was planning a photo series for this blog: Things I Thought were Bears. On high alert for the past month, countless large boulders, tree stumps ...
... the time looking at Rob like he was nuts because Rob was on the same (and only) trail that we had just come up!! Oblivion! Ranger Bob sometimes gets confused and doesn't remember where he is, was or came from.... I pointed out that we were on the same trail and we laughed at how the couple must have thought Rob was crazy!
Hiked back to the road to catch the shuttle and guess who was there waiting as well? The moron ...
Today dawned a cool 53 degrees and heavy fog blanketed the area. I waited until the fog began to lift, around 9am and started my ride from West Glacier on the "Going-To-The-Sun" Road. As I climbed, Lake MacDonald was still fog shrouded, but climbing past Avalanche Creek, we broke into the clear and the rest of the day was sunny and warm (83 degrees).
Though pretty, the road had construction delays in 3-4 places and still lots of RV's creeping along ...