Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge
Travel Blogs from Bigfork
Today dawned cool and rainy with clouds covering the high peaks and predictions of 70% chance of rain. After congratulating myself on a wise decision to book a tiny, snug, dry cabin vs my trusty (but wet) tent, and also to delay my tour of Glacier Park until tomorrow (only 20% chance rain), I dressed for a tour of Flathead Lake via Bigfork, Montana (an artsy-cutesy lakeside town on the northeast side of the lake).
After a ...
... so we had to go across some slightly scary rock ledges, but we pressed on. I am so glad we did, because we saw mountain goats right on the trail, including two baby ones; many hoary marmots, and a bear the size of a speck down in the lake fishing. That was why the trail was closed past the overlook--it is fish spawning season, and the bears were there. It was so unbelievable to be hiking in the alpine environment. We returned to our truck (running well all the way up the ...
... after one of the natives waiting below the cliff got in the way of the falling buffalo and they found him with his skull crushed... The border crossing was surprisingly easier that the crossing into Canada, as we nearly had to be searched on the way in AND had to surrender two apples to the authorities. Surprisingly the Americans were friendly and let us go through swiftly, which I was surprised at after meeting the ...
... industrial place. But we want to see America as is – so it is all good. After settling into our room and admiring(!) the view of McDonalds next door, we set off for the rodeo. It was literally 300 yards away from the hotel, which was a great coincidence, and we arrived in time for the last 2 horse races. The last race was only of 400 yards – now that is what I call a short horse race. We wandered around the exhibits for a ...
The spectacular glaciated landscape is a hiker's paradise, containing more than 700 miles of maintained trails. The most popular hikes within the Park according to park rangers are Hidden Lake, St Mary and Virginia Falls, Trail of the Cedars leading to Avalanche ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services