Swan River Inn
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From our cabin it is about a 30-mile drive to Logan Pass on the Going to the Sun Highway, a tortuous route of narrow roads and hundreds of turns. But the views are magnificent. The smog is gone and we could finally see some of the amazing vistas. After we got to Logan Pass we traveled east to St. Mary's Lake and ...
... of the way. The forest is 200-400 yr old growth Hemlock and Cedar trees, the oldest in Glacier. A young buck with velvet antlers about 6" long appeared right on the trail within 5 feet of us. He didn't appear to have any fear of people. The glacier lake is surrounded by massive mountain peaks covered with snow. The Speer Glacier provides melting water for powerful waterfalls cascading down the sides. We enjoyed our peanut butter ...
Today dawned cool and rainy with clouds covering the high peaks and predictions of 70% chance of rain. After congratulating myself on a wise decision to book a tiny, snug, dry cabin vs my trusty (but wet) tent, and also to delay my tour of Glacier Park until tomorrow (only 20% chance rain), I dressed for a tour of Flathead Lake via Bigfork, Montana (an artsy-cutesy lakeside town on the northeast side of the lake).
After a ...
... of the year. It takes about two months to clear the 50 to 80 FEET of snow. The rivers and lakes are a beautiful emerald green. We lunched at Many Glaciers Lodge dining room where we had great views of the lake and mountains.
From the porch we could see a grizzly munching on the many berries that are ripening. He looked like a mouse from the distance. Binoculars showed that he was enormous. We saw two black bears on the way back as well as three ...
... to the remaining glaciers in the park. The views were beautiful but the hikes were a little long so we walked around the lake and continued down to St Mary - the eastern gateway to Glacier. The area outside has few accommodations and many tour buses and the Going to the Sun road starts here. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery along the GTSR which was spectacular and we spent quite a while at the Logan Pass ...