Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park, St. Mary Lake, 6 Sept. 2013.
A beautiful, blue, clear lake.
Afternoon thunderstorms were the norm for the trip. The first full day was a driving tour, a clockwise loop starting from Apgar Village, taking Going-to-the-Sun Road, 89, 49, and US 2. The above scene was a “please pull over asap!!” moment. Like an American Romantic painting or something.
A rainbow along 49.
And two train photos.
Day two of Glacier was bike riding Going-to-the-Sun Road. About 15 miles up 3,500 feet. And then down the same way. What a blast!
Glacier is all about mountains, trees, and wildlife. This is an example of a great mountain.
I’m going to share some of the photos from my time biking Going-to-the-Sun Road. This was a great tunnel I passed through. There were windows inside the tunnel too.
Does this accurately display the fall-off-the-cliffedness of the road?
Lots of rock.
The clouds made everything vibrant. When a patch of blue sky peeked through, it was spectacular.
Approaching Logan’s Pass, the air was starting to feel thin, or maybe I was getting incredibly exhausted. The views were fantastic.
And I even saw a marmot. Can you spot him?
It was very cloudy at Logan’s Pass. Still crowded, too. It was so amazing to see the road cutting into the mountainside.
It might be impossible to spot, but there is a bear in this picture. Out in the meadow, near where there starts to be trees and the land comes to a point, look for a dark black spot.
Returning, going downhill, the view was gorgeous.
I had a great day.
The Two Medicine area at Glacier National Park was one of my favorite areas. I just missed the final boat tour of the season, but it was fun to watch it launch.
Carlton enjoyed Two Medicine Lake, too.
I saw two more bears across the lake when I walked to Paradise Point. And some ducks (yay!).
The next day, I left Glacier National Park.