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Travel Blogs from Columbia Falls
... and Blueberry pie with Stephen Colbert’s ‘Americone Dream’ Ben & Jerry’s ice cream while I had a slice of their Pecan Pie which was incredible.
Chris kicks my ass once again at Skipbo and then we saw and heard an owl high up in the tree before heading off to bed.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
In the morning I tried to do the 2 mile Beaver Pond Loop trail to maybe see an actual Beaver which was the only iconic American wildlife creature ...
... required in the butchering of the buffalo.
Over the 1000’s of years this was done, over 30feet of bones was
accumulated at the bottom of the cliff.
Like other Canadian historical sites we have seen this one was also done
very nicely and could be better described as elaborate consisting of a six
stories of building which was built right into the cliff with elevators ...
... vehicle. We drive by St. Mary's Lake. Mind you, in between these main locations, there are tons of other points of interest throughout the park. There are many rivers, many waterfalls, amazing mountains (some still have snow), and beautiful trees and plants. In several places along this route, there is water seeping through the rocks along the rock banks of the road. Some of these rock banks are quite high and the visual you get of the water is like a huge wall fountain, ...
... areas. Luckily, we were there on Sunday and did not get to experience the 40 minute delays across it. Not to be too harsh, the drive had some spectacular views and there were numerous turnouts. It just didn't have the punch that Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park did.
One of the things we liked was that all signage was in English with the Indian equivalent beneath it.
Coming out the East side of the park, continuing North to Babb, and turning West into ...
... was 35 degrees when we left our lodge in the morning and we were worried that the hike would be too cold for us. It was around 52 degrees at the time we started hiking, but we kept shedding our layers, and it ended up being the perfect weather for hiking. As the day went on, the temperature reached into the low 70’s.
We kept going on our drive on “Going to the Sun” road. We experienced some construction delays ...