This morning we decided to get an early start so we could make it all the way across the Going To The Sun Road. However, after the rain came through last night, our morning was starting off a little overcast and cool. But, we loaded up Jim, Ellie, and the fur kids and took off.
We stopped back by McDonald Lake for
this early morning view of the clouds laying low over the water.
We traveled on and because of the low clouds and the weather being so overcast we didn’t make any other stops until
we reached the construction zone. Yes, today, instead of a flagman, they had a red and green light controlling the flow of the traffic. Since you have to take turns on a one lane road going around the mountain, I hope it doesn’t get hung up! We waited our turn, but still
had to proceed with caution. I thought you only flew threw clouds, I didn’t know I would get high enough to drive through them! Well, we made it to Logan Pass without any problem and as soon as we rounded the curve,
and the clouds seem to just be lifted away and we caught a glimpse of the sun trying to shine on the side of this hillside. We also saw
this beautiful waterfall and
these wildflowers growing on the mountainside.
Soon we were approaching
Saint Mary’s Lake. Wow, how beautiful, and we saw a small
little island which has been named Lost Goose Island. I read that it got it’s name from two Canadian Geese that kept coming back here each year.
As we reached the town of Saint Mary, we saw this RV Park that took a little twist on
We continued to drive on out of town and headed just a few miles down the road to
enter the park from another direction. From this entrance we were able to see
the area that is called Many Glacier. There is a beautiful lake, lots of hiking, and some lodging. At the lodging area, you make a u-turn and come back out the same way you drove in. While we on this drive we caught glimpse
the river that flows between two lakes, and yet
We were now heading back to town, but not before making note that we were only about 12 miles from the Canadian border. Maybe another day. Once we were back to Saint Mary, we drove directly to
this turn off and up the hill to the
cafe for lunch. They are advertised as “world famous” and after having their homemade bread, soup, and just a bite of coconut cream pie, I agree to their claim to fame!
Well, it was then time to think about heading back
across the Going To The Sun Road. We only stopped a couple of times on the way back…once for
these two, who seemed to be enjoying everyone out for a Sunday afternoon drive.
Oh, yes, we did stop to see if we could see
bears. But today, all we could find were the
berry bushes that the bears like to eat, but no bears.
We made it on down the mountain and took one last break at
the gift shop before heading out of the park and home.
Another great day at Glacier comes to an end and I never seem to stop being amazed at the
beauty and majesty of the mountains.