Glacier National Park – West

We had hoped for smaller crowds by planning our visit to the Montana side of Glacier National Park during early June, and got our wish for a disappointing reason. The touted fifty mile long Going-to-the-Sun Road, which bisects the park, was still blocked for ongoing snow removal only eight miles from the west entrance. We may have been one week too early for full appreciation of the park, but were rewarded with beautiful weather to enjoy Lake McDonald, Avalanche Creek, mystical wooded trails, and the lovely old Lake McDonald Lodge, built in 1913. The requirement to drive around the park rather than through it brought wonderful compensation in big Montana skies.

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7 thoughts on “Glacier National Park – West

  1. So wonderful. Cooling, even just looking at these lovely photos. DC steaming under just begun heat wave. Rob’s in Delhi, and I gather we’re about equal. Thus views such as these are envy making!

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. I wish you a wonderful experience; so long as you don’t have too many pre-conceived notions and accept the weather when it comes, you can’t miss!

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