Sunday, June 2, 2019

Another Beautiful Day in Glacier National Park

My father considered a walk among the mountains 
as the equivalent of churchgoing. 
~Aldous Huxley

Hiking in the mountains is definitely a spiritual experience. We love the peace and quiet and being one with nature. However, when there are a lot of people, it's not quite the same.

Today we drove Going to the Sun Road from the west side of Glacier NP to Avalanche Creek where the road is still closed while they finish clearing winter snow. On the weekends, one can walk or ride a bicycle up the 13-still-closed-miles to Logan's Peak. MANY people were there.

It took a long time to find a parking place and that's when we decided we didn't want to be a part of the madness. We drove back down Going to the Sun Road, stopping at some of the viewpoints. The haze was better early this morning but seems to get worse with the sun and heat.

These photos are McDonald Creek above Lake McDonald.
Sacred Dancing Cascade

Sacred Dancing Cascade

This is McDonald Falls.

We hiked the loop to John's Lake. We met very few people - it was the perfect way to spend our morning.

We really couldn't see much of the lake but I did get one photo. There is so much reflection that it's hard to see water.

Back on Going to the Sun Road, you can see the haze getting worse across Lake McDonald.

We stopped on the way home to buy huckleberry pie. We were having leftover BBQ ribs for a very late lunch and thought this would be a good dessert. It was!

We spent some time in the pool late this afternoon. Our hosts have an indoor pool and they make it available to their guests. They only have one rental so we are the only guests. It was great!

As we were getting out of the pool, our hosts invited us for snacks on their back porch. We had an enjoyable hour and a half.

It's been a great day!

Now it's time to think about tomorrow - we will head to Bozeman, MT. We need to do a load of laundry and pack up.

1 comment:

  1. I keep reading all of your posts (very late, sorry). What a great trip. Lovely views.



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