2013 Western Road Trip Day 17, June 15th

We awoke this morning to a beautiful, sunny but crisp day. We walked to the breakfast place up the block from us but, no surprise here, they we not open yet. So we packed up the car and headed into West Glacier to eat. After breakfast, we headed to East Glacier, MT where we could again enter the park on the Going to the Sun Road. Although it was still not open all the way through, we were at least able to get to Logan Pass, the highest vehicle accessible point in the park.

There is not much to say except that Glacier National Park is chalk full of absolutely breath taking scenery. That being said, I’ll bore you with photos!

Little waterfalls on the way to Logan Pass

Little waterfalls on the way to Logan Pass

High mountains are on all sides

High mountains are on all sides

Wild Goose Lake

St. Mary’s Lake Lake

This is Wild Goose Island one of the most photographed places in Glacier Park

This is Wild Goose Island one of the most photographed places in Glacier Park

Babs & I at St. Mary's Lake

Babs & I at St. Mary’s Lake

Denny and Jane at St. Mary's Lake

Denny and Jane at St. Mary’s La

More  scenery on the way to Logan Pass

More scenery on the way to Logan Pass

Mountain at top of Logan PassLogan Pass

Mountain at top of Logan Pass

Snow at Logan Pass Visitors Center which was not open

Snow at Logan Pass Visitors Center which was not open

At Logan Pass Visitors Center

At Logan Pass Visitors Center

The road going down from Logan Pass

The road going down from Logan Pa

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We left  Glacier National Park and had a nice lunch at the Park Café, just outside of the park.

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The food was good but the waitress dropped 1 of Denny’s 3 pieces of fish. It was her first day on the job so Denny was gracious about it. He made up for the lost piece of fish by ordering a slice of homemade peach pie.

After lunch we headed east to our lodging for the night, Travelers Rest Lodge.  Along the way we came across these horses just standing on the side of the road.

Horses loose on the road

Horses loose on the road

At the lodge we each have large comfortable cabins with nice porches. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes are voracious.

Our cabin at Travelers Rest Lodge

Our cabin at Travelers Rest Lodge

We ate dinner at the St. Mary’s Lodge a beautiful old railroad hotel with lodging and dinner prices to match!

St. Mary's Lodge

St. Mary’s Lodge

Lodge Interior

Lodge Interior

Lodge interior

Lodge interior

Lodge Porch

Lodge Porch

After dinner we headed back to the cabins to hit the rack early. Babs is almost 100% well and Jane somewhere around 65%. Denny and I are still sick as dogs.

Hopefully after a good night’s rest we will all be much better. Tomorrow we head east and south to Gardiner, MT and Yellowstone National Parks northern entrance.

Babs Says: Sickness, bah humbug!

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2 thoughts on “2013 Western Road Trip Day 17, June 15th

  1. Mary O'Haver says:

    Gosh, I am so surprised to see that much snow in Glacier National Park. I assume all of it will be gone by August when we go. Hope all of you get better very soon.
    Bye for now, love, Mary

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