Apgar Village Lodge
Travel Blogs from West Glacier
Today we toured Glacier National Park as a group and had lunch at St. Mary's on the east side of the park. We left the campground and stopped in at the Apgar Visitors Center to get briefed on the sights, then on to the "Road to the Sun" and some great riding, until we hit the construction zone. The construction was about twenty miles long and was, …
... 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, ...
... up with fishing rods who
were going to the lake to catch cut-throat trout.
During our hike we saw a
number of mountain animals including goats, mother with kid, marmots, and
ground squirrels. Weather was good but
windy at the top and the air was very thin for us flat landers.
We then rode the bus back
down to the visitor center with plan to take scenic boat tour on St Mary lake. ...
... to the Rising Sun boat ramp and I rode my bike up 1 mile to the Wild Goose Island Lookout to get a sunset shot from probably the most famous photo lookout in the park.
The sunset shot didn’t really work out as planned but I still got some nice photos from there and Zach enjoyed riding his bike around the deserted carpark with Chris while they waited and he even did his first mountain bike ride down some trails. I’m told Zach did some good moves and had a natural ...
... in a fiery display of yellow and orange that backlit Grinnell Point and Mount Gould beautifully. I'd reccommend checking out the sunset here as well.
After the sunset I decided it was time for bed.
Glacier National Park info: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm
Lake McDonald Area Hiking Map: http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/u pload/hiking_mcdonald-2.swf
Cedar Tree: ...