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Travel Blogs from East Glacier Park
After being stopped again for my headlight I found a Toyota dealer in Ravn (?), Montana. The guys were great! I had a new headlight in 10 minutes! I thought I would stop at Glacier National Park and see some of the sights I did not see with Dan. Most of the park is closed because they close in September but the roads are open and I can still …
... travelled. Went for a short hike - but it's really hard to relax in the wilderness when the warnings about bears have changed from 'shoo the bear away' in the southern and eastern National Parks (black bears), to 'play dead and cover you neck when it charges at you' (grizzlies). After a few jumps when lizards and birds passed and after hearing Rich's comments ...
... and Virginia Falls. Once we made it to Virginia Falls (up the mountain), a small thunder/lightning/rain storm came through. The rain bounced off the trees and made a beautiful mist. Two major things happened next: a 64 year old man was missing and the ranger asked us to check the waterfall/river for his body AND we found out that 3 people about a quarter mile from us had been struck by lightning! The ...
... for us, there was takeout pizza, and 39 minutes later, we were at a picnic table eating pizza and soda before we drove back to our camper. A deer ran right through the picnic ground while we were eating. But that was not our last animal encounter. As we were leaving the parks we saw a line of cars in both directions. It was a baby bear, munching on a berry plant by the side of the road! So cute. And then while driving back we saw another moose! We pulled in tired but ...
... sits just below a huge mountain.
This hike has it all!
Iceberg Lake Trail
We got back to the hotel around 3:30 PM and took a nap before going to dinner at the lodge again. Jess had soup and salad and Joe had soup. Neither of us were too hungry but very tired. The first time in 4 years that Joe fell asleep before Jess.
Tomorrow we travel to Coeur d'alene, ID through Glacier's Rising-to-the-Sun road.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDancing Bears Inn East Glacier Park
The room was clean and cozy. It had a jacuzzi tub! It was very quiet except for an occasional vehicle on the street. The breakfast bar is available all day long!!!
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