Glacier National Park turned 100-years-old this year and we were more than happy to celebrate in person.
Despite having an extra day left on our resort reservation, we decided that making the 9-hour round trip to Glacier and back (not counting additional travel through the park) wouldn’t be worth it, so we packed up our stuff and left early. Before leaving home for our vacation we had considered the possible need for extra lodging, so we brought our tent and sleeping bags in case we wanted to avoid the cost of a motel.
While on our way to the park and somewhere in Montana, we passed a lake that had the most incredible blue-colored water.
After much of the first six days of our trip being mostly cloudy and occasionally rainy, days seven and eight in the park were mostly sunny. The region’s scattered showers during the previous days had turned to snow at the high elevations of the park and the white-capped mountains made for extra spectacular scenery. The impressive, jagged peaks highlighted by the snow and glaciers, surrounded by lush, green vegetation fed by an abundance of some of the clearest water on Earth, all made for the most beautiful scenery we had ever seen.
Exercised and rejuvenated we got back in the car and headed up the road. If you haven’t done it before, a drive through Glacier on Going-To-The-Sun Road is something everyone should do before you die.
Stay tuned for day 2…