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Travel Blogs from Whitefish
... stops to experience the breathtaking views. I was pretty scared while we were driving, but it wasn't as bad as the Rocky Mountains. I was curious as to why, and found out the highest driving elevation in Glacier is 6646 feet and in the Rocky Mountains it's 12,183! Good thing I didn't know that when we started out or I probably wouldn't have done it. It also helped that Dan was driving this time so ...
... any good camping near by and also a place where I could get a good lunch and beer nearby. To my surprise he wasn't sure on the camping, but suggested heading to Whitefish for local fare.
Driving into Whitefish was a lot more impressive than Kalispell: the resort ("The Big Mountain") reminds me of Crested Butte or Steamboat and the people of the town are very accommodating and friendly. I started out going to a local brewery hoping they ...
We made our way to to the famous "Going-to-the-Sun Road Highway" which is the only road that crosses the park. It was completed in 1932. The road, a National Historic Landmark and a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, spans 53 miles (85 km). The two lane road is quite narrow and winding, especially west of Logan Pass. Consequently, vehicle lengths over ...
After a leisurely start, we hit the road around 10am. Our first destination for this leg of the trip was the National Bison Range just about an hour north of Missoula. On the way in, we saw our second bald eagle flying above the Jocko river. We also crossed under an animal bridge intended to give migrating wildlife a safer way to cross the busy road. That was kinda neat, we'd not seen one of those before.
... rain. The only shelter we had was the odd thick tree which we ended up using one to eat lunch under. But the snow just got thicker on the ground and we were basically walking through what looked like to me a ski slope in places. We arrived at our destination which was a lake, after all we'd been through it was a pretty big disappointment because it was frozen over and didn't look that great. So we quickly took some pictures and headed back. ...
Other places to stay in Whitefish
6510 Highway 93 South, Whitefish | 2 star hotelfrom $108
6390 Hwy 93 S., Whitefish | 2 star hotelfrom $162
3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish | 4 star hotelfrom $196
121 Iowa Avenue #3A, Whitefish | Hotelfrom $255
3812 Big Mountain Road, Whitefish | 3 star hotelfrom $95
800 Spokane Ave., Whitefish | 1 star hotelfrom $40