Whistling Swan Motel and Two Medicine Grill
Travel Blogs from East Glacier Park
We headed to Two Medicine on a VERY windy road. Checked out their campground (Mom and Dad might use in the future), and went to the store to buy t-shirts. We did a short hike to Paradise Point. Mom and I were kind of spooked because it really felt like grizzly country! We grabbed a quick lunch (plus huckleberry ice cream), then jumped on another wooden boat for a tour of the lake. At the other end of the lake, we joined Chris for a guided ...
... they were
We had lunch in town at a local place called Luna’s which
had free wifi and the "best huckleberry pie in the Lunaverse" ;) Huckleberries
are extremely popular around Glacier National Park. They only grow in subalpine
areas and are similar to a blueberry. They make huckleberry jams, syrups,
vinaigrettes, ice cream, pies, granola, etc. Everything is huckleberry flavored
here! But ...
... hikes including Logan Pass & the Highline Trail.
We did a little bit of both and saw tons of more wildlife. We had 2 black bears cross the road in front of us at two different times (my first time ever seeing a bear!). The Highline Trail was extreme hiking with gravel pathways along steep mountain ridges that had a green hose bolted to the cliff side for extra grip so you don’t fall to your ...
... way around. The west side was more just forest & lake scenery as far as we could drive. We did hike the Trail of the Cedars & got to see a Grizzly bear through high powered binoculars that someone had spotted the bear with way up on the mountain. That was the highlight of the west side for us.
We took Wed to clean & do laundry and it was good we had done our sightseeing the 2 previous days because it poured all day ...
... wasn’t that interesting and we got stuck in roadworks for 30 minutes just out of East Glacier. We did stop at the Continental Divide along Marias Pass, but there wasn’t much to see apart from a huge obelisk.
The plan was to camp at Two Medicine Lake campground, but when we got there we found it to be full at 1pm! All the other major campgrounds were also full in the park so we had to find an alternative. Luckily there was a primitive campground at Cut ...