The Great Bear Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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I have organised a taxi to collect us from the Amtrak station and he is there waiting for us. This is the first thing to be thankful for this evening. It is 10.30, and the town is almost deserted. He delivers us to Glacier Under Canvas, around five miles away. We find a note containing a map, and a lantern outside the reception tent. It is pitch black but for tiny solar lights stuck into the ground. Here is the second thing to be eternally thankful for this evening....the ...
... of the lake. The second bear was on a hiking trail and our guide had to yell across and warn some approaching hikers. The bear then decided to go for a swim down in the lake, good luck for the hikers! Yellowstone had its yellow old fashioned open air touring vehicles, and Patrick was excited to see the Glacier version, the bright red "jammer" named for what you have to do to the gears to get the vehicle up Glacier's super steep Going to the Sun ...
... a fraction less than 9 MPG on this tank. All the in town driving that we did yesterday we guess. Since it wasn't too far to West Glacier, we decided to take our time as our reservation time to get into camp would not be until later on. As we were stopping in Columbia Falls at 11:00 to mail a B/D card, I spied a self car wash. Therefore, after mailing the card we turned around and went back up the street to at least try to get some of the ...
... to see it to believe it and the pictures, while beautiful, just don't do it justice. It has been one of the BEST anniversaries ever. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else celebrating.
I wish I could share all the pictures I took today, but I've given you a good sample of just how incredible this place is. I think to this point, this has to be my favorite national park thus far.
... The spaces are large and open and each has it's own soft green lawn.
It's a beautiful warm and sunny day today. So polar opposite of yesterday.
We decided to head back into West Glacier to see what a difference the sunshine makes. We took a different trail headed up the west side of McDonald Lake toward a little hole in the wall spot called Polebridge that's about 20 miles from the Canadian border, and then Apgar Village, ...