Glacier Highland Resort
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... the road. I am not that crazy about edges!
We chose the Hidden Lake Trail from Logan Pass. The summer wildflowers were all in bloom. The hike takes you up the alpine meadow to a view of a blue,blue alpine lake. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. We can't wait to hike more alpine meadows.
On the way back to parking we saw 4-5 Bighorn Sheep in the meadow.
Heading back down ...
We woke up to a beautiful blue sky dotted with puffy clouds this morning. We were excited to have a nice sunny day today because we wanted to finally go into Glacier National Park and try one of the many gorgeous hikes this park has to offer.
Our AirBnB includes breakfast, and let me tell you, having breakfast here is like eating at Grandma's house. All the guests congregate in one of the many dining areas in this huge house; this is ...
... beat. We tried to rent a boat after that but it was too rough so we just went swimming. The kids had requested noodle bowls for dinner so they ate in the common area and we went to dinner at the local restaurant. Heather had trout and I had a local burger and they were both excellent.
After that we played a few hands of spades and went to bed. Today we hike to Grinell Glacier.
All for now.
... first was two bears at Logan Pass - the most visited site in the park. Here they watched a grizzly about a quarter mile away use it's huge paws and long claws to dig a hoary marmot out of it's tunnel in a few short but powerful swipes. They said they were amazed by the intensity of the bear's pursuit and the efficiency of the digging. Where there was no dirt, a pile as high as the bear rose in a matter of minutes and he had his noontime meal. A second bear was ...
... we bought some cakes to keep us going for the day. This Bakers and Hardware store (!) was run by a young lad, who divides his time between the store during Spring/Summer and Colorado, instructing skiers during Autumn/Winter when the park is closed. We were amazed (and reminded) however, how insular Americans often are- he knew nothing about the recent shootings of bikers in Waco, Texas, that has been heading the news here over the last week ! ...