The Great Bear Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- Room service
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... at the sign, then spent some time around the visitor center learning more about the trails that started here. We definitely got excited when we saw the trailhead for the Highline Trail - we could see people on it from the road. This trail is one of the more popular ones in the park, as it follows the Continental Divide along the cliffside above the Going to the Sun road. The trail to Iceberg lake also starts here - this is another glacier-fed lake ...
... trip. Just a couple of deer here and at Apgar lookout; no goats or bears so far!.
Most of the 2100-ft elevation gain was in the next 3.6 miles. The hike was so gorgeous though, we barely noticed. The entire valley sprawled in front of us as we climbed the trail, which was carved into the rim on the East side of it. We climbed along layers of multicolored rock, waterfalls, wildflowers and most gorgeous views we'd seen in the park, or maybe ever. While most hikes ...
... try to post a video of that on this blog but no promises - the wifi speeds are terrible. The good news on that is that the kids are actually doing a little reading. Will read a book on Deaths in Yellowstone over the years, and he is pointing out that our cliff-jumping episode the other day is not legal and the author says we're stupid (etc.). But I say that is just the lawyers and insurance ...
... of about 2.5 hours. We found mom and Tami and headed back.
We stopped at the visitor center at Agar village, which was informative, but did not have many souvenirs. We were hungry so we went into the West Glacier restaurant. It was OK, food was decent, but the prices were a bit stiff. And like everywhere in the park at that time they were training new staff. We stopped next door and got some more souvenirs then headed back to pick up ...
... to the 'Empire Builder', our second world famous rail journey. This is a double decker train, with recliner seats and lots of leg room. We have a sticker placed above our seats with our destination on it, so the guard can wake us if we are asleep when we arrive at the station ! There are even two volunteer guys, (reminding me of Ray Meares or overgrown Boy Scouts) who give information about the area, over the tannoy, as the train travels along. ...