Beers at Lake Macdonald Lodge are $4.10

Trip Start Jul 01, 2013
Trip End Sep 07, 2013

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Glacier national park has many an amazing sight. Today I hiked to Sun Point, saw around ten different peaks over 8000', two glaciers, a lake and a waterfall, all from the same point. I hiked the Highline trail which just opened for the season yesterday because of snow melt. The trail follows a sheer cliff above Going to the Sun Road, an architectural feat of godly proportions. I drove the road itself twice up and down to see the most spectacular scenery, still perhaps bar Yosemite, in my short life. Please take a look at today's pictures, they are only a fraction of the majesty that is contained herewith in.

But NEVER, have I seen the beauty of a microbrewed IPA from Whitefish at the price of $4.10 in a national park. It is a freak of nature, it simply should not exist on this planet. And of all the sights and attractions in Glacier, when I come back, the first thing I shall do is return to the Lake Macdonald Lodge bar. Also, a fascinating park ranger talk given this evening about bats. Did you know that of the roughly 5000 species of mammals, 1100 are bats? I didn't.

Tomorrow is the climb over Going to the Sun Road. My alarm is set for 5am, I could not be more excited. No distance gained today, 0 miles, day 13!
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rita braun on

Glenn! hi there. love the blog. entertaining and engaging.

a group of three riders hit our lawn today with the same start and end point as yours. jamie, jeremy, and sarah are the names, should your paths cross. they know rob. and they think you know rob.

cheers, and thanks for the note. sorry i was unable to snap a picture of you. hope you stumble across another $4.10 microbrew that makes you happy. rita

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